Examining Clostridium Difficile Infection in Blood and Marrow Transplant and Leukemic Patients

Members of the Hematologic Malignancies Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey examined the utilization of a low dose of oral vancomycin, a drug used at higher doses to treat established Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), as a way to prevent CDI in blood and bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients.

Roswell Park Study: Delaying Antiviral Treatment May Boost Immunity in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

Patients who develop cytomegalovirus infections after allogeneic stem cell transplantation may be able to develop an immunity against the virus, strengthen their immune system and reduce reliance on strong antiviral medications, a team from Roswell Park reports in the journal Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Roswell Park Suggests New Strategy for Controlling Graft vs. Host Disease in Blood/Marrow Transplant Recipients

New preclinical work by a team of researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program suggests that the risk of developing acute graft vs. host disease (GVHD) during allogeneic blood/marrow transplant (BMT) — a potentially curative treatment for selected patients with hematologic disorders — can be decreased using an existing class of drugs called beta adrenergic agonists.