Study: Umbilical cord blood could replace bone marrow for leukemia

06/7/2007 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

A U.S. study published in The Lancet says researchers have found an effective alternative to bone marrow transplants for pediatric leukemia in umbilical cord blood. The study said cord blood was effective in fighting leukemia, even when the cord blood was not a perfect match, and is easier to obtain and causes fewer side effects than bone marrow.

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