Stem Cells GVHD

Are there stem cell therapies available for GVHD? Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have granted conditional approval for Prochymal, a mesenchymal stem cell product, for the treatment of steroid-resistant and/or immunosuppressant-resistant acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in pediatric patients. Final approval depends on the outcome of clinical studies that are underway. Patients who …

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Stem Cells Blood Disorders

Are there stem cell treatments available for blood disorders? Yes. Hematopoietic stem cell transplants from bone marrow, umbilical cord and peripheral blood are approved by Health Canada and the FDA to help treat a variety of different blood-based cancers including multiple myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma, and other blood disorders, including anemia, thalassemia and severe combined …

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