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10 Months ago

Mutations in donors' stem cells may cause problems for cancer patients: Heart problems, graft-versus-host disease are concerns

A new study suggests that extremely rare, harmful genetic mutations present in healthy donors' stem cells -- though not causing health problems in the donors -- may be passed on to cancer patients receiving stem cell transplants, potentially creating health problems for the recipients. Among the concerns are heart damage, graft-versus-host disease and possible new leukemias.

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