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Clinical Trials, U.S.: Hematological Cancers

Hematological cancers are malignancies affecting all blood cells, bone marrow, and the lymphatic system. The number of people suffering from such malignancies has helped to generate a great deal of interest in the research for treatment, many of which are going into clinical trials to test for new approaches for treatment of hematological cancers. The hematopoietic stem cells found in the bone marrow can differentiate into all types of blood cells (white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cells) and have proven useful for the treatment of some blood malignancies such as some forms of leukemias. Hematopoietic stem cells are used by health professionals to rescue the effect of chemotherapy on blood cells. Currently, approaches and methods are being looked at by researchers for ...

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