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Sickle Cell Disease: Feasibility of Bone Marrow Transplant

Among patients with severe hemoglobinopathies, greater total body irradiation followed by nonmyeloablative haploidentical allogeneic bone marrow transplant and posttransplant cyclophosphamide appeared associated with decreased graft failure, according to study results presented at the BMT Tandem Meetings.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fish More Effective In Breast Cancer Prevention

Previous studies have shown that increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help breast cancer patients. New research, however, indicates that certain types of omega-3 may be more effective than others. 

The new study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, has revealed that omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil may be around eight times more effective for halting the development of aggressive breast cancer tumors than those from plant-based sources.