Stem cells from the umbilical cord to save a 2 year old

Category: Archive Cancer Stem them
Tag: #bone marrow #Cancer #stamina cells #tumor #umbilical cord

The doctors at the Dallas hospital have used stem cells , coming from the umbilical cord of the child himself stored in a special bank, to treat a very rare form of cancer which frequently leads to death. The boy, named Caden Ledbetter, suffers from neuroblastoma, a rare malignant embryonic tumor characteristic of this age that originates from sympathetic nervous tissue. Last month, as a last ditch effort, doctors took stem cells from Caden's umbilical cord and literally injected them back into his body. Clinicians thus hope that the healthy stem cells will replace the cells and tissues damaged by the tumor that has spread to bone, liver and bone marrow. Stem cell transplantation is still experimental and has rarely been used on someone with neuroblastoma. "It's the second or third time it's been done in the world," said Joel Weinthal, a doctor who operated on Caden. Dr. William Shearer, pediatrics and professor of immunology at Baylor University, said that in most cancers, treatment offers more chances of success with stem cells not coming from the patient himself, but from other donors hopefully less inclined to develop the illness. This should discourage parents from storing their child's umbilical cord in private banks. "The most useful thing to do is to make your baby's placental stem cells available in a public facility because someone may desperately need them," concluded Shearer.

Published: 2022-12-28From: Marketing

You may also like

bitter melon

A fruit to fight breast cancer

The extract of bitter melon ( Momordica charantia ), a very common vegetable in India and China, would seem able to promote the death of breast cancer cells and prevent their proliferation. This was discovered by a group of American researchers led by Ratna Ray, a professor at the Department of Pathology at the University… Continua a leggere A fruit to fight breast cancer


From skin odor to cancer diagnosis

Some English scientists have studied for a long time the correlation between the biochemical profile of a person's smell and any pathologies. The skin or rather the information given by the smells have proved useful for the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer , according to what was reported by Paul Thomas of Loughborough University… Continua a leggere From skin odor to cancer diagnosis


Herpes Virus: nanotechnology against cancer

Excluding skin cancers, breast cancer is, in one out of three cases, the type of cancer diagnosed in female patients. Our immune system is designed to fight cancer . T-cells in the human body belong to a group of white blood cells and play a central role in immunity. However, cancer cells cause T-cells to… Continua a leggere Herpes Virus: nanotechnology against cancer


Hallucinogenic mushrooms as psychoactive drugs

An effect of spiritual well-being that lasts over a year after intake. It is caused by hallucinogenic mushrooms, used for millennia in many populations for mystical-religious purposes, but also by young and old in search of alternative experiences to hard drugs . And today the relaxing and anti-anxiety properties of these yeasts are seen in… Continua a leggere Hallucinogenic mushrooms as psychoactive drugs