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April 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Regenerative eyedrops tap blood for tears

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Gregory Williams turned to regenerative medicine for healing after a one-two punch to his health. The 63-year-old Florida man survived leukemia only to develop ocular graft-versus-host disease, a potentially blinding complication of the bone marrow transplant that put his cancer in remission. Ocular graft-versus-host disease is a chronic debilitating condition with no cure that causes […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Darby Miller, leukemia, ophthalmology, Shane Shapiro


August 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Expanding CAR T-cell therapy, welcoming Dr. Qin

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

The first time Hong Qin, M.D., Ph.D., saw images of how chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy obliterated a tumor, he was captivated and inspired by this revolutionary treatment. As the new director of Regenerative Immunotherapies at Mayo Clinic in Florida, Dr. Qin and his team will play a pivotal role in accelerating the latest […]

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Tags: blood cancer, CAR T-cell therapy, CAR-T, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Hong Qin, immunotherapy, leukemia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, regenerative medicine


January 22, 2020 · Leave a Comment

What’s Next for The Research of the Future

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

Breakthroughs in medical science rarely burst on the scene. Behind every advance is years of work by dogged researchers who nurtured the seed of idea until it flowered, bore fruit and materialized into a better treatment, device or therapy for patients. Here is where those seeds start: More than a dozen projects related to cancer, […]

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Tags: Anthony Windebank, basic science, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Biomedical Discovery, Christopher Evans, Christopher Groen, Daniel Billadeau, Daniel Tschumperlin, discovery research, Eva Morava-Kozicz, fibrosis


February 26, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Stall Out in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

By Sara Tiner Sara Tiner (@saratiner)

For patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia, fighting off a serious infection can be difficult and often is just not possible. And a team of Mayo researchers is starting to find out why in a paper published recently in the journal Leukemia. What is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia? This disease is cancer of an immune cell […]

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Tags: basic science, blood cancer, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, immunology, Kay Medina, leukemia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Neil Kay, Wei Ding


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