Research

New process allows more leukemia patients to get life-saving stem-cell transplants

New process allows more leukemia patients to get life-saving stem-cell transplants

Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis has begun using a new procedure developed in-house which helps leukemia patients get stem-cell transplants when no exact matches are available. Known as a haploidentical, or half-matched transplant, the recipient receives stem cells even though they were only a 50% match.

NHS begins using a handheld radar unit to detect hidden tumors in breasts

NHS begins using a handheld radar unit to detect hidden tumors in breasts

The British National Health Service (NHS) has begun used a small hand held radar unit called the “Margin Probe” to detect tumors that are hidden in breast tissue.