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Gut Microbes Help Feed a Regrowing Immune System after Bone Marrow Transplant

A study conducted in mice suggests the value of healthy gut flora in people receiving a bone marrow transplant.

side-by-side bone marrow slides showing different levels of immune cell growth

In the Lab

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Protect Bone Marrow from Damage Caused by Radiation

Researchers are working on a novel method for addressing a common complication of cancer treatment — bone marrow suppression.

Cross sections of mouse femurs showing bone marrow after radiation and no drug (left) and after radiation plus drug (right).

Announcement

FDA Approves First CAR T Cell Therapy for Leukemia

Children, teens, and young adults with leukemia that have stopped responding to chemotherapy are the first eligible to receive the new treatment.

Pediatric oncologist Kevin Curran with CAR T patient Esmeralda Pineda

In the Lab

Study Suggests Ways to Make Bone Marrow Transplants Safer for People with Blood Cancers

A dangerous treatment side effect called graft-versus-host disease may be lessened with genetically engineered immune cells.

Physician-scientists Marcel van den Brink and Michel Sadelain

In the Lab

Identification of Beneficial Bacteria May Lead to New Treatment for Common Infection

Clostridium difficile infections are a growing problem, but MSK researchers are looking for innovative ways to prevent and treat them.

Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer

In the Lab

Bacteria May Hold the Key to Preventing Dangerous Side Effect of Transplants

Research suggests that the presence of a type of bacteria called Blautia, which occurs naturally in the body, may prevent graft-versus-host disease, a potentially fatal side effect of bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

Pictured: Marcel van den Brink & Robert Jenq

In the Lab

Microbiome Studies May Benefit Cancer Patients

Information about the microbiome, the genes of all the microorganisms that naturally inhabit the human body, is leading to new approaches for treating infections in cancer patients.

Pictured: Clostridium difficile

In the Lab

Study Suggests Refined Donor Selection Could Improve Outcomes of Bone Marrow Transplantation in Leukemia

In the future, more-advanced genetic testing might offer better ways to match up patients who need a bone marrow transplant with potential donors.

Pictured: Natural Killer Cells & Cancer Cell

In the Clinic

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Studies Focus on Role of Antibiotics in Stem Cell Transplantation

New studies investigate how the use of antibiotics affects the balance of both harmful and beneficial bacteria in patients undergoing stem cell transplantation.

Pictured: Joao Xavier and Eric Pamer