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Lymphoma Flashback: 2003

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Among the many interesting facts that I learned during my last year of treatment at City of Hope is that the scientific methods, techniques, and procedures from which I so measurablybenefited resulted from decades of research and discovery. So, from time to time, I like to take a look back at some of those events and developments of the past that contributed inexplicably to the care that I received and the outcome that was obtained. While my care regimen did not include radiation (as mentioned below), this is one of the many milestones in the evolution of acceptable care protocols that are now employed to help cure patients with lymphoma:

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ALTACITIES.COM] FLASHBACK - 2003 - Newly Approved Therapy Successfully Targets Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Mark Kaminski, M.D., and his colleagues first began developing a new treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma more than a decade ago. Now, finally, Kaminski is treating his first patients with Bexxar since the drug won approval from the U.S. Foo…

Private Donations for Stem Cell Grants Exceed Expectations

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[ALTACITIES.COM] ... MyWATCH: Stem Cell Research Receives Boost from Private Donvations: In reviewing applications for construction grants for new stem cell research facilities this week, officials at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine revealed that almost $500 million in private donations had been pledged to 12 California organizations to help build the new laboratories, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports (Somers, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2/29). Given those numbers, CIRM projected that lab construction projects could total $750 million, with about $262 million coming from state grants (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/29).
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