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Stem Cell Transplant Results Better than Standard Therapy in Severe Scleroderma Patients, Phase 2 Trial Shows - Scleroderma News



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Stem Cell Transplant Results Better than Standard Therapy in Severe Scleroderma Patients, Phase 2 Trial Shows 
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Results from a Phase 2 clinical trial shows that stem cell transplants can provide better long-term benefits than the standard treatment for patients with severe scleroderma. Myeloablative autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant, which uses high ...

 


2018 Key Event Dates for the Scleroderma Community - Scleroderma News



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2018 Key Event Dates for the Scleroderma Community 
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Starting off the scleroderma events for the year is the 5th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress taking place Feb. 15?17 in Bordeaux, France. As many of my column followers may know, attending the Systemic Sclerosis World Congress has been my personal ...

 


Researchers Identify Immune Cell That Could Be Targeted to Treat Scleroderma - Scleroderma News



Researchers Identify Immune Cell That Could Be Targeted to Treat Scleroderma 
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Although a combination of inflammation and scarring, or fibrosis, characterize all forms of scleroderma, the link between these two processes has not been well understood. PDCs are a type of immune cell that detect viruses and bacteria through a family ...

 


Scleroderma study: Hope for a longer life for patients with rare autoimmune disorder - Science Daily



Scleroderma study: Hope for a longer life for patients with rare autoimmune disorder 
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In addition, 44 percent of participants who received cyclophosphamide had begun taking anti-rheumatic drugs for progression of their scleroderma, compared to only 9 percent of those who received a transplant." Both treatment options carried risks of ...
Stem Cell Transplant Improves Severe Scleroderma Survival Specialty Pharmacy Times

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Scleroderma Study Offers New Hope For Sufferers - Technology Networks



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Scleroderma Study Offers New Hope For Sufferers 
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An unusual autoimmune disease that causes skin and lung damage can be treated effectively by stem cell transplant, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found. The approach could represent the first new treatment to improve survival in ...

 


Would the Real Lucifer Please Stand Up? - Scleroderma News



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Would the Real Lucifer Please Stand Up? 
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Living with scleroderma has been interesting lately, to say the least. Expletives, curses, profanities, call them what you will ? my week has been full of them, right to the brim! I've been so full of nastiness that it has been overflowing from my ...

 


Harvard Researchers Explore Cellular Self-destruction as Scleroderma Treatment - Scleroderma News



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Harvard Researchers Explore Cellular Self-destruction as Scleroderma Treatment 
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One group of factors, called BH3, acted to boost self-destruction. The team referred to this process as cells being ?primed? for death. But in myofibroblasts, another molecule called BCL-XL mopped up BH3, ensuring that the cells kept on living. The ...

 


Stem cell transplant for severe scleroderma improves survival, quality of life - National Institutes of Health (press release)



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Stem cell transplant for severe scleroderma improves survival, quality of life 
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New clinical trial findings show that a therapeutic regimen involving transplantation of a person's own blood-forming stem cells can improve survival and quality of life for people with severe scleroderma, a life-threatening autoimmune disease. The ...
Stem Cell Transplant Succeeds in Scleroderma MedPage Today
Study shows stem cell transplant is better than drug therapy for scleroderma EurekAlert (press release)
Stem cell transplant improves overall, event-free survival in scleroderma Healio
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New HSS study may signal hope for patients suffering from scleroderma - News-Medical.net



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New HSS study may signal hope for patients suffering from scleroderma 
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Scleroderma is a terribly debilitating disease with no effective treatments and the mortality rates are still upwards of 20%-50%, the highest of any rheumatic disease. This disabling autoimmune disorder results in inflammation and fibrosis leading to ...

 


Stem cell transplant is better than drug therapy for scleroderma - Science Daily



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Stem cell transplant is better than drug therapy for scleroderma 
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"Scleroderma hardens the skin and connective tissues and in its severe form leads to fatal organ failure, most often the lungs" said lead author Keith Sullivan, M.D., James B. Wyngaarden Professor of Medicine and Cellular Therapy at Duke. "In these ...
Stem cell transplant shows promise for immune disorder ... - UPI.com UPI.com

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