New bone marrow technique treats sickle cell disease in adult patients

12/9/2009 | U.S. News & World Report

Nine out of 10 adults who underwent a new bone marrow transplantation technique were cured of severe sickle cell disease, U.S. scientists found. Under the new method, the researchers used lower doses of radiation to partially kill the patient's bone marrow in order to make room for the donated marrow.

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