Drug eases GVHD symptoms in patients who had stem cell transplant

12/1/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Daily, low-dose injections of interleukin-2 eased symptoms of graft-versus-host disease, or GVHD, in cancer patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Of 23 patients given the drug for eight weeks, 12 showed improvement, according to the study.

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