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Patient Problem Based Learning – new approach to medical classes

Problem based learning bases on solving defined problems found in trigger material. I thought about a way of simple implementation this strategy of learning into clinical practice of teaching my students. As patients are different every time I thought how … Continue reading

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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis – effective 1st, 2nd and 3rd line treatment

During EBMT 2018 there were pivotal data presented that show that multiple sclerosis can be effectively treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – and HSCT is effective as 1st, 2nd and 3rd line treatment. The most crucial data comes from … Continue reading

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Cord Blood News – Trochę nowości o krwi pępowinowej

I have prepared (in polish) new presentation on news and progress in clinical use of cord blood. Time will tell what it will be used to – I am sure that there are some properties that are hard to replicate … Continue reading

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FDA Approves CAR-T Cell Product for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

This is the moment which is important – the CART cells are finally acknowledged by FDA – which means that they can be used as treatment. The price – still too high for them to be used widely – hopefully … Continue reading

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Calcium blockers improve effect of chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer.

Dr Leszek Kraj, a colleague from our department, has just presented results of a new very interesting study during the 2017 Annual Meeting of ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). The study analyzed the outcomes of patients with pancreatic cancer. … Continue reading

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Lecture – Stem cells in neurology

There is a new lecture online on the use of stem cells in neurology. Download: 2017 Komórki macierzyste dla neurologów online    

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“Lame will walk” – GREAT NEWS FOR CIDP PATIENTS on EBMT 2017 – update on autoimmune diseases.

I have just returned from the EBMT 2017 conference. I have met with most prominent world scientist in field of HSCT – and I am truly amazed by the results that were presented. Here are the most important observations: CIDP … Continue reading

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No benefit of cancer screening

I wrote this post over a year ago but forgot to post it. Interesting study.   There is an interesting publication in BMJ on cancer screening. Although the cancer screening dose reduce the mortality from the specific cancer it does … Continue reading

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Great story of the first bone marrow transplants

Nice story of first bone marrow transplants: http://www.signalsblog.ca/the-story-of-the-first-bone-marrow-transplant/

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Classic work – Thomas and Storb and bone marrow harvest

Recently I have reviewed the work by pioneers of bone marrow transplantation by Thomas and Storb – great publication and it gives a nice perspective on what we do today. You can read it here

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