Published in Cancer Weekly, June 8th, 1998
Oncologists have found a way around the problem. They extract bone marrow from a breast cancer patient before she begins her chemotherapy. The bone marrow is frozen, then delivered back to the patient like a blood transfusion when the regimen is done.
"The patient is receiving her own bone marrow or her own stem cells to allow her to rebuild her bone marrow function," explains Dr. Nancy Davidson, who directs the Breast Cancer Research Program at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,...
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