As the indications for hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) expand, understanding the impact of pre-transplantation disparities may help providers identify risk factors and inform interventions. This article explores the impact of race, neighborhood poverty and insurance on pediatric HCT outcomes.
A patient diagnosed with POEMS syndrome regains the ability to walk after plasma cell-directed therapy.
A tool used to assess psychosocial variables in potential solid organ transplant recipients may also provide predictive benefits for patients under consideration for hematopoietic cell transplantation.
Although studies have established the prognostic significance of specific genetic mutations in AML and MDS, the role of mutations as prognostic factors of outcomes after HCT is still unclear.
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