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23 01, 2014

Hope for a cure: Tom’s allo transplant journey (Part Six)

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Congratulations, Tom!  Donor stem cells were infused yesterday.  Tom is part of a groundbreaking study where Velcade is used before, during and/or after transplant to help reduce graft/host disease (GVHD). My myeloma specialist, Dr. Melissa Alsina, is spearheading this probe into how and why Velcade seems to significantly block GVHD.  She recently told me that