Originally published in 1994, this readable and well-structured text opens with an overview of the concepts behind and advantages of blood stem cell transplants. Detailed concepts of their use are later expanded upon and critically reviewed by experts. Among the important issues discussed are hematopoietic recovery, tumor contamination and techniques used to purify stem cells. Clinical trial data follow including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and breast cancer. The final chapter evaluates progress in the use of blood stem cells and points possible clinical directions. This is a detailed review of the techniques in blood stem cell transplants which will be of value to anyone with an interest in the area.
This book is written to help the reader further understand the process and complications of bone marrow and stem cell transplants. The contents are designed for medical students, residents and physicians who are preparing for board exams. This book is written in a simple and easy to read format. This book simplifies a complicated medical issue so you will remember the important details. You will not get caught up in the minutia. This Fast Focus Study Guide will provide you with a practical review of the key information you need to know. Buy this book now if you want this quick and concise information
Fred’s Guide to Stem Cell Transplants… If You’re Facing a Stem Cell Transplant-Fred Can Help! Chances are, if you are reading this, you or someone you love has cancer. Fred knows it can feel like an impossible, insurmountable challenge. He has been through two stem cell transplants. He knows what it’s like to endure and survive the rough ride of diagnosis, assessing the risks, finding a donor, and dealing with the side effects. Having come out on the other side, Fred and Kathy have collected observations, ideas, suggestions, and insights to help you on your journey. Most of all, Fred’s Guide to Stem Cell Transplants is an encouraging, supportive resource to help you find the powers within you to add to your own healing plan. Fred and Kathy are ready to lend you their perspective on courage, persistence, and how your friends and family can support your healing process. Fred and Kathy were married for 44 years when Fred was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Fred’s life was saved when a donor stepped forward. Now living with gratitude, this book is their way of Paying It Forward. Illustrations by Allai Kaushik