There’s new hope for blood cancers, and it comes from umbilical cords

New techniques — experimental bone marrow transplants using stem cells from the blood of babies’ umbilical cords, and haploidentical transplantation, bone-marrow transplants using donor cells that are only half-matched to a patient — are promising treatments for blood cancers, which are epidemic among the September 11th community.

Susan Berger of the Washington Post reports on these new treatments.

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