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Canine Stem Cell Therapy Market 2020-2026: Analysed By Business Growth, Development Factors, Applications, And Future Prospects – 3rd Watch News

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Synopsis of Canine Stem Cell Therapy Market:The non-invasive stem cell obtaining procedure, augmented possibility of accomplishing high quality cells, and lower price of therapy coupled with high success rate of positive outcomes have collectively made allogeneic stem cell therapy a preference for veterinary physicians. Moreover, allogeneic stem cell therapy is 100% safe, which further supports its demand on a global level. Pet owners are identified to prefer allogeneic stem cell therapy over autologous therapy, attributed to its relatively lower costs and comparative ease of the entire procedure.

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Allogeneic Stem Cells Autologous Stem cells

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FDA Approves Merck’s KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) for First-Line Treatment of Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic MSI-H or dMMR Colorectal Cancer -…

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KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KEYTRUDA, Mercks anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for the first-line treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) colorectal cancer. The approval is based on results from the Phase 3 KEYNOTE-177 trial, in which KEYTRUDA significantly reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 40% (HR=0.60 [95% CI, 0.45-0.80; p=0.0004]) compared with chemotherapy, the current standard of care. In the study, treatment with KEYTRUDA also more than doubled median progression-free survival (PFS) compared with chemotherapy (16.5 months [95% CI, 5.4-32.4] versus 8.2 months [95% CI, 6.1-10.2]).

Todays approval has the potential to change the treatment paradigm for the first-line treatment of patients with MSI-H colorectal cancer, based on the important findings from KEYNOTE-177 that showed KEYTRUDA monotherapy demonstrated superior progression-free survival compared to standard of care chemotherapy, said Dr. Roy Baynes, senior vice president and head of global clinical development, chief medical officer, Merck Research Laboratories. Our commitment to pursuing biomarker research continues to help us bring new treatments to patients, particularly for those who have few available options.

Immune-mediated adverse reactions, which may be severe or fatal, can occur with KEYTRUDA, including pneumonitis, colitis, hepatitis, endocrinopathies, nephritis and renal dysfunction, severe skin reactions, solid organ transplant rejection, and complications of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Based on the severity of the adverse reaction, KEYTRUDA should be withheld or discontinued and corticosteroids administered if appropriate. KEYTRUDA can also cause severe or life-threatening infusion-related reactions. Based on its mechanism of action, KEYTRUDA can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. For more information, see Selected Important Safety Information below.

This approval was granted less than one month following the submission of a new supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA), which was reviewed under the FDAs Real-Time Oncology Review (RTOR) pilot program. This review also was conducted under Project Orbis, an initiative of the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence that provides a framework for concurrent submission and review of oncology drugs among its international partners. For this application, a modified Project Orbis was undertaken, and the FDA is collaborating with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, Health Canada and Swissmedic on their ongoing review of the application.

Patients with unresectable or metastatic MSI-H colorectal cancer have historically faced poor outcomes, and until today, chemotherapy-containing regimens were the only FDA-approved first-line treatment options, said Luis A. Diaz, M.D., head of the division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In patients who were treated with KEYTRUDA and responded (n=67) in the KEYNOTE-177 trial, 43% of patients experienced a duration of response lasting two years or longer. This approval helps address the unmet need to provide a new monotherapy treatment option for patients.

Data Supporting the Approval

The approval was based on data from KEYNOTE-177 (NCT02563002), a multi-center, randomized, open-label, active-controlled trial that enrolled 307 patients with previously untreated unresectable or metastatic MSI-H or dMMR colorectal cancer. Microsatellite instability (MSI) or mismatch repair (MMR) tumor status was determined locally using polymerase chain reaction or immunohistochemistry, respectively. Patients with autoimmune disease or a medical condition that required immunosuppression were ineligible.

Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive KEYTRUDA 200 mg intravenously every three weeks or investigators choice of the following chemotherapy regimens given intravenously every two weeks:

Treatment with KEYTRUDA or chemotherapy continued until Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1-defined progression of disease as determined by the investigator or unacceptable toxicity. Patients treated with KEYTRUDA without disease progression could be treated for up to 24 months. Assessment of tumor status was performed every nine weeks. Patients randomized to chemotherapy were offered KEYTRUDA at the time of disease progression. The main efficacy outcome measure was progression-free survival (PFS) as assessed by blinded independent central review (BICR) according to RECIST v1.1, modified to follow a maximum of 10 target lesions and a maximum of five target lesions per organ, and overall survival (OS). Additional efficacy outcome measures were objective response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR).

Patients were enrolled and randomized to KEYTRUDA (n=153) or chemotherapy (n=154). The baseline characteristics of these 307 patients were: median age of 63 years (range, 24 to 93), 47% age 65 or older; 50% male; 75% White and 16% Asian; 52% had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) of 0, and 48% had an ECOG PS of 1; and 27% received prior adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Among the 154 patients randomized to receive chemotherapy, 143 received chemotherapy per the protocol. Of these 143 patients, 56% received mFOLFOX6, 44% received FOLFIRI, 70% received bevacizumab plus mFOLFOX6 or FOLFIRI, and 11% received cetuximab plus mFOLFOX6 or FOLFIRI. The median follow-up time was 27.6 months (range, 0.2 to 48.3 months).

In this study, KEYTRUDA monotherapy significantly reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 40% (HR=0.60 [95% CI, 0.45-0.80; p=0.0004]) and showed a median PFS of 16.5 months (95% CI, 5.4-32.4) compared with 8.2 months (95% CI, 6.1-10.2) for patients treated with chemotherapy. For PFS, in the KEYTRUDA arm, there were 82 patients (54%) with an event versus 113 patients (73%) in the chemotherapy arm. At the time of the PFS analysis, the OS data were not mature (66% of the required number of events for the OS final analysis). For patients treated with KEYTRUDA, the ORR was 44% (95% CI, 35.8-52.0), with a complete response rate of 11% and a partial response rate of 33%, and for patients treated with chemotherapy, the ORR was 33% (95% CI, 25.8-41.1), with a complete response rate of 4% and a partial response rate of 29%. Median DOR was not reached (range, 2.3+ to 41.4+) with KEYTRUDA versus 10.6 months (range, 2.8 to 37.5+) with chemotherapy. Based on 67 patients with a response in the KEYTRUDA arm and 51 patients with a response in the chemotherapy arm, 75% in the KEYTRUDA arm had a duration of response greater than or equal to 12 months versus 37% in the chemotherapy arm, and 43% in the KEYTRUDA arm had a duration of response greater than or equal to 24 months versus 18% in the chemotherapy arm.

Among the 153 patients with MSI-H or dMMR colorectal cancer treated with KEYTRUDA, the median duration of exposure to KEYTRUDA was 11.1 months (range, 1 day to 30.6 months). Adverse reactions occurring in patients with MSI-H or dMMR colorectal cancer were similar to those occurring in 2,799 patients with melanoma or non-small cell lung cancer treated with KEYTRUDA as a single agent.

About KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) Injection, 100 mg

KEYTRUDA is an anti-PD-1 therapy that works by increasing the ability of the bodys immune system to help detect and fight tumor cells. KEYTRUDA is a humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks the interaction between PD-1 and its ligands, PD-L1 and PD-L2, thereby activating T lymphocytes which may affect both tumor cells and healthy cells.

Merck has the industrys largest immuno-oncology clinical research program. There are currently more than 1,200 trials studying KEYTRUDA across a wide variety of cancers and treatment settings. The KEYTRUDA clinical program seeks to understand the role of KEYTRUDA across cancers and the factors that may predict a patient's likelihood of benefitting from treatment with KEYTRUDA, including exploring several different biomarkers.

Selected KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) Indications

Melanoma

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with melanoma with involvement of lymph node(s) following complete resection.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

KEYTRUDA, in combination with pemetrexed and platinum chemotherapy, is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with no EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations.

KEYTRUDA, in combination with carboplatin and either paclitaxel or paclitaxel protein-bound, is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic squamous NSCLC.

KEYTRUDA, as a single agent, is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with NSCLC expressing PD-L1 [tumor proportion score (TPS) 1%] as determined by an FDA-approved test, with no EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations, and is stage III where patients are not candidates for surgical resection or definitive chemoradiation, or metastatic.

KEYTRUDA, as a single agent, is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic NSCLC whose tumors express PD-L1 (TPS 1%) as determined by an FDA-approved test, with disease progression on or after platinum-containing chemotherapy. Patients with EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations should have disease progression on FDA-approved therapy for these aberrations prior to receiving KEYTRUDA.

Small Cell Lung Cancer

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy and at least 1 other prior line of therapy. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.

Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

KEYTRUDA, in combination with platinum and fluorouracil (FU), is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic or with unresectable, recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

KEYTRUDA, as a single agent, is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic or with unresectable, recurrent HNSCC whose tumors express PD-L1 [combined positive score (CPS) 1] as determined by an FDA-approved test.

KEYTRUDA, as a single agent, is indicated for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) with disease progression on or after platinum-containing chemotherapy.

Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL), or who have relapsed after 3 or more prior lines of therapy. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in the confirmatory trials.

Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with refractory primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL), or who have relapsed after 2 or more prior lines of therapy. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials. KEYTRUDA is not recommended for treatment of patients with PMBCL who require urgent cytoreductive therapy.

Urothelial Carcinoma

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) who are not eligible for cisplatin-containing chemotherapy and whose tumors express PD-L1 [combined positive score (CPS) 10], as determined by an FDA-approved test, or in patients who are not eligible for any platinum-containing chemotherapy regardless of PD-L1 status. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and duration of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy or within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment with platinum-containing chemotherapy.

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-unresponsive, high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with carcinoma in situ (CIS) with or without papillary tumors who are ineligible for or have elected not to undergo cystectomy.

Microsatellite Instability-High (MSI-H) Cancer

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR)

This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in the confirmatory trials. The safety and effectiveness of KEYTRUDA in pediatric patients with MSI-H central nervous system cancers have not been established.

Colorectal Cancer

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic MSI-H or dMMR colorectal cancer (CRC).

Gastric Cancer

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma whose tumors express PD-L1 (CPS 1) as determined by an FDA-approved test, with disease progression on or after two or more prior lines of therapy including fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-containing chemotherapy and if appropriate, HER2/neu-targeted therapy. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in the confirmatory trials.

Esophageal Cancer

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus whose tumors express PD-L1 (CPS 10) as determined by an FDA-approved test, with disease progression after one or more prior lines of systemic therapy.

Cervical Cancer

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer with disease progression on or after chemotherapy whose tumors express PD-L1 (CPS 1) as determined by an FDA-approved test. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in the confirmatory trials.

Hepatocellular Carcinoma

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have been previously treated with sorafenib. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in the confirmatory trials.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in the confirmatory trials.

Renal Cell Carcinoma

KEYTRUDA, in combination with axitinib, is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Tumor Mutational Burden-High (TMB-H)

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic tumor mutational burden-high (TMB-H) [10 mutations/megabase (mut/Mb)] solid tumors, as determined by an FDA-approved test, that have progressed following prior treatment and who have no satisfactory alternative treatment options. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and durability of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in the confirmatory trials. The safety and effectiveness of KEYTRUDA in pediatric patients with TMB-H central nervous system cancers have not been established.

Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

KEYTRUDA is indicated for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) that is not curable by surgery or radiation.

Selected Important Safety Information for KEYTRUDA

Immune-Mediated Pneumonitis

KEYTRUDA can cause immune-mediated pneumonitis, including fatal cases. Pneumonitis occurred in 3.4% (94/2799) of patients with various cancers receiving KEYTRUDA, including Grade 1 (0.8%), 2 (1.3%), 3 (0.9%), 4 (0.3%), and 5 (0.1%). Pneumonitis occurred in 8.2% (65/790) of NSCLC patients receiving KEYTRUDA as a single agent, including Grades 3-4 in 3.2% of patients, and occurred more frequently in patients with a history of prior thoracic radiation (17%) compared to those without (7.7%). Pneumonitis occurred in 6% (18/300) of HNSCC patients receiving KEYTRUDA as a single agent, including Grades 3-5 in 1.6% of patients, and occurred in 5.4% (15/276) of patients receiving KEYTRUDA in combination with platinum and FU as first-line therapy for advanced disease, including Grades 3-5 in 1.5% of patients.

Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of pneumonitis. Evaluate suspected pneumonitis with radiographic imaging. Administer corticosteroids for Grade 2 or greater pneumonitis. Withhold KEYTRUDA for Grade 2; permanently discontinue KEYTRUDA for Grade 3 or 4 or recurrent Grade 2 pneumonitis.

Immune-Mediated Colitis

KEYTRUDA can cause immune-mediated colitis. Colitis occurred in 1.7% (48/2799) of patients receiving KEYTRUDA, including Grade 2 (0.4%), 3 (1.1%), and 4 (<0.1%). Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of colitis. Administer corticosteroids for Grade 2 or greater colitis. Withhold KEYTRUDA for Grade 2 or 3; permanently discontinue KEYTRUDA for Grade 4 colitis.

Immune-Mediated Hepatitis (KEYTRUDA) and Hepatotoxicity (KEYTRUDA in Combination With Axitinib)

Immune-Mediated Hepatitis

KEYTRUDA can cause immune-mediated hepatitis. Hepatitis occurred in 0.7% (19/2799) of patients receiving KEYTRUDA, including Grade 2 (0.1%), 3 (0.4%), and 4 (<0.1%). Monitor patients for changes in liver function. Administer corticosteroids for Grade 2 or greater hepatitis and, based on severity of liver enzyme elevations, withhold or discontinue KEYTRUDA.

Hepatotoxicity in Combination With Axitinib

KEYTRUDA in combination with axitinib can cause hepatic toxicity with higher than expected frequencies of Grades 3 and 4 ALT and AST elevations compared to KEYTRUDA alone. With the combination of KEYTRUDA and axitinib, Grades 3 and 4 increased ALT (20%) and increased AST (13%) were seen. Monitor liver enzymes before initiation of and periodically throughout treatment. Consider more frequent monitoring of liver enzymes as compared to when the drugs are administered as single agents. For elevated liver enzymes, interrupt KEYTRUDA and axitinib, and consider administering corticosteroids as needed.

Immune-Mediated Endocrinopathies

KEYTRUDA can cause adrenal insufficiency (primary and secondary), hypophysitis, thyroid disorders, and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Adrenal insufficiency occurred in 0.8% (22/2799) of patients, including Grade 2 (0.3%), 3 (0.3%), and 4 (<0.1%). Hypophysitis occurred in 0.6% (17/2799) of patients, including Grade 2 (0.2%), 3 (0.3%), and 4 (<0.1%). Hypothyroidism occurred in 8.5% (237/2799) of patients, including Grade 2 (6.2%) and 3 (0.1%). The incidence of new or worsening hypothyroidism was higher in 1185 patients with HNSCC (16%) receiving KEYTRUDA, as a single agent or in combination with platinum and FU, including Grade 3 (0.3%) hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism occurred in 3.4% (96/2799) of patients, including Grade 2 (0.8%) and 3 (0.1%), and thyroiditis occurred in 0.6% (16/2799) of patients, including Grade 2 (0.3%). Type 1 diabetes mellitus, including diabetic ketoacidosis, occurred in 0.2% (6/2799) of patients.

Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, hypophysitis (including hypopituitarism), thyroid function (prior to and periodically during treatment), and hyperglycemia. For adrenal insufficiency or hypophysitis, administer corticosteroids and hormone replacement as clinically indicated. Withhold KEYTRUDA for Grade 2 adrenal insufficiency or hypophysitis and withhold or discontinue KEYTRUDA for Grade 3 or Grade 4 adrenal insufficiency or hypophysitis. Administer hormone replacement for hypothyroidism and manage hyperthyroidism with thionamides and beta-blockers as appropriate. Withhold or discontinue KEYTRUDA for Grade 3 or 4 hyperthyroidism. Administer insulin for type 1 diabetes, and withhold KEYTRUDA and administer antihyperglycemics in patients with severe hyperglycemia.

Immune-Mediated Nephritis and Renal Dysfunction

KEYTRUDA can cause immune-mediated nephritis. Nephritis occurred in 0.3% (9/2799) of patients receiving KEYTRUDA, including Grade 2 (0.1%), 3 (0.1%), and 4 (<0.1%) nephritis. Nephritis occurred in 1.7% (7/405) of patients receiving KEYTRUDA in combination with pemetrexed and platinum chemotherapy. Monitor patients for changes in renal function. Administer corticosteroids for Grade 2 or greater nephritis. Withhold KEYTRUDA for Grade 2; permanently discontinue for Grade 3 or 4 nephritis.

Immune-Mediated Skin Reactions

Immune-mediated rashes, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) (some cases with fatal outcome), exfoliative dermatitis, and bullous pemphigoid, can occur. Monitor patients for suspected severe skin reactions and based on the severity of the adverse reaction, withhold or permanently discontinue KEYTRUDA and administer corticosteroids. For signs or symptoms of SJS or TEN, withhold KEYTRUDA and refer the patient for specialized care for assessment and treatment. If SJS or TEN is confirmed, permanently discontinue KEYTRUDA.

Other Immune-Mediated Adverse Reactions

Immune-mediated adverse reactions, which may be severe or fatal, can occur in any organ system or tissue in patients receiving KEYTRUDA and may also occur after discontinuation of treatment. For suspected immune-mediated adverse reactions, ensure adequate evaluation to confirm etiology or exclude other causes. Based on the severity of the adverse reaction, withhold KEYTRUDA and administer corticosteroids. Upon improvement to Grade 1 or less, initiate corticosteroid taper and continue to taper over at least 1 month. Based on limited data from clinical studies in patients whose immune-related adverse reactions could not be controlled with corticosteroid use, administration of other systemic immunosuppressants can be considered. Resume KEYTRUDA when the adverse reaction remains at Grade 1 or less following corticosteroid taper. Permanently discontinue KEYTRUDA for any Grade 3 immune-mediated adverse reaction that recurs and for any life-threatening immune-mediated adverse reaction.

The following clinically significant immune-mediated adverse reactions occurred in less than 1% (unless otherwise indicated) of 2799 patients: arthritis (1.5%), uveitis, myositis, Guillain-Barr syndrome, myasthenia gravis, vasculitis, pancreatitis, hemolytic anemia, sarcoidosis, and encephalitis. In addition, myelitis and myocarditis were reported in other clinical trials, including classical Hodgkin lymphoma, and postmarketing use.

Treatment with KEYTRUDA may increase the risk of rejection in solid organ transplant recipients. Consider the benefit of treatment vs the risk of possible organ rejection in these patients.

Infusion-Related Reactions

KEYTRUDA can cause severe or life-threatening infusion-related reactions, including hypersensitivity and anaphylaxis, which have been reported in 0.2% (6/2799) of patients. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of infusion-related reactions. For Grade 3 or 4 reactions, stop infusion and permanently discontinue KEYTRUDA.

Complications of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)

Immune-mediated complications, including fatal events, occurred in patients who underwent allogeneic HSCT after treatment with KEYTRUDA. Of 23 patients with cHL who proceeded to allogeneic HSCT after KEYTRUDA, 6 (26%) developed graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) (1 fatal case) and 2 (9%) developed severe hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) after reduced-intensity conditioning (1 fatal case). Cases of fatal hyperacute GVHD after allogeneic HSCT have also been reported in patients with lymphoma who received a PD-1 receptorblocking antibody before transplantation. Follow patients closely for early evidence of transplant-related complications such as hyperacute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), Grade 3 to 4 acute GVHD, steroid-requiring febrile syndrome, hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD), and other immune-mediated adverse reactions.

In patients with a history of allogeneic HSCT, acute GVHD (including fatal GVHD) has been reported after treatment with KEYTRUDA. Patients who experienced GVHD after their transplant procedure may be at increased risk for GVHD after KEYTRUDA. Consider the benefit of KEYTRUDA vs the risk of GVHD in these patients.

Increased Mortality in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

In trials in patients with multiple myeloma, the addition of KEYTRUDA to a thalidomide analogue plus dexamethasone resulted in increased mortality. Treatment of these patients with a PD-1 or PD-L1 blocking antibody in this combination is not recommended outside of controlled trials.

Embryofetal Toxicity

Based on its mechanism of action, KEYTRUDA can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Advise women of this potential risk. In females of reproductive potential, verify pregnancy status prior to initiating KEYTRUDA and advise them to use effective contraception during treatment and for 4 months after the last dose.

Adverse Reactions

In KEYNOTE-006, KEYTRUDA was discontinued due to adverse reactions in 9% of 555 patients with advanced melanoma; adverse reactions leading to permanent discontinuation in more than one patient were colitis (1.4%), autoimmune hepatitis (0.7%), allergic reaction (0.4%), polyneuropathy (0.4%), and cardiac failure (0.4%). The most common adverse reactions (20%) with KEYTRUDA were fatigue (28%), diarrhea (26%), rash (24%), and nausea (21%).

In KEYNOTE-002, KEYTRUDA was permanently discontinued due to adverse reactions in 12% of 357 patients with advanced melanoma; the most common (1%) were general physical health deterioration (1%), asthenia (1%), dyspnea (1%), pneumonitis (1%), and generalized edema (1%). The most common adverse reactions were fatigue (43%), pruritus (28%), rash (24%), constipation (22%), nausea (22%), diarrhea (20%), and decreased appetite (20%).

In KEYNOTE-054, KEYTRUDA was permanently discontinued due to adverse reactions in 14% of 509 patients; the most common (1%) were pneumonitis (1.4%), colitis (1.2%), and diarrhea (1%). Serious adverse reactions occurred in 25% of patients receiving KEYTRUDA. The most common adverse reaction (20%) with KEYTRUDA was diarrhea (28%).

In KEYNOTE-189, when KEYTRUDA was administered with pemetrexed and platinum chemotherapy in metastatic nonsquamous NSCLC, KEYTRUDA was discontinued due to adverse reactions in 20% of 405 patients. The most common adverse reactions resulting in permanent discontinuation of KEYTRUDA were pneumonitis (3%) and acute kidney injury (2%). The most common adverse reactions (20%) with KEYTRUDA were nausea (56%), fatigue (56%), constipation (35%), diarrhea (31%), decreased appetite (28%), rash (25%), vomiting (24%), cough (21%), dyspnea (21%), and pyrexia (20%).

In KEYNOTE-407, when KEYTRUDA was administered with carboplatin and either paclitaxel or paclitaxel protein-bound in metastatic squamous NSCLC, KEYTRUDA was discontinued due to adverse reactions in 15% of 101 patients. The most frequent serious adverse reactions reported in at least 2% of patients were febrile neutropenia, pneumonia, and urinary tract infection. Adverse reactions observed in KEYNOTE-407 were similar to those observed in KEYNOTE-189 with the exception that increased incidences of alopecia (47% vs 36%) and peripheral neuropathy (31% vs 25%) were observed in the KEYTRUDA and chemotherapy arm compared to the placebo and chemotherapy arm in KEYNOTE-407.

In KEYNOTE-042, KEYTRUDA was discontinued due to adverse reactions in 19% of 636 patients with advanced NSCLC; the most common were pneumonitis (3%), death due to unknown cause (1.6%), and pneumonia (1.4%). The most frequent serious adverse reactions reported in at least 2% of patients were pneumonia (7%), pneumonitis (3.9%), pulmonary embolism (2.4%), and pleural effusion (2.2%). The most common adverse reaction (20%) was fatigue (25%).

In KEYNOTE-010, KEYTRUDA monotherapy was discontinued due to adverse reactions in 8% of 682 patients with metastatic NSCLC; the most common was pneumonitis (1.8%). The most common adverse reactions (20%) were decreased appetite (25%), fatigue (25%), dyspnea (23%), and nausea (20%).

Adverse reactions occurring in patients with SCLC were similar to those occurring in patients with other solid tumors who received KEYTRUDA as a single agent.

In KEYNOTE-048, KEYTRUDA monotherapy was discontinued due to adverse events in 12% of 300 patients with HNSCC; the most common adverse reactions leading to permanent discontinuation were sepsis (1.7%) and pneumonia (1.3%). The most common adverse reactions (20%) were fatigue (33%), constipation (20%), and rash (20%).

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Pune, Maharashtra, India, June 29 2020 (Wiredrelease) Data Bridge Market Research A New Business Intelligence Report released by Data Bridge Market Research with title Global Exosome Therapeutic Market size, share, growth, Industry Trends and Forecast 2027 has abilities to raise as the most significant market worldwide as it has remained playing a remarkable role in establishing progressive impacts on the universal economy. The Global Exosome Therapeutic Market Report offers energetic visions to conclude and study the market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. This report has been crafted as the result of persistent efforts lead by knowledgeable forecasters, innovative analysts and brilliant researchers who indulge in detailed and diligent research on different markets, trends and emerging opportunities in the successive direction for the business needs.

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DBMR Analyses that the Exosome Therapeutic Market is growing with a CAGR of 21.9% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026 and expected to reach USD 31,691.52 million by 2026 from USD 6,500.00 million in 2018. Increasing prevalence of lyme disease, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other chronic degenerative diseases are the factors for the market growth.

Increased number of exosome therapeutics as compared to the past few years will accelerate market growth. Companies are receiving funding for exosome therapeutic research and clinical trials. For instance, In September 2018, EXOCOBIO has raised USD 27 million in its series B funding. The company has raised USD 46 million as series a funding in April 2017. The series B funding will help the company to set up GMP-compliant exosome industrial facilities to enhance production of exosomes to commercialize in cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry.

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The Global Exosome Therapeutic market 2020 research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Global Exosome Therapeutic Market Share analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins. For each manufacturer covered, this report analyzes their Exosome Therapeutic manufacturing sites, capacity, production, ex-factory price, revenue and market share in global market.

Major Players in Global Exosome Therapeutic Market Include

evox THERAPEUTICSEXOCOBIOExopharmAEGLE TherapeuticsUnited Therapeutics CorporationCodiak BioSciencesJazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbHReNeuron Group plcCapricor TherapeuticsAvalon Globocare Corp.CREATIVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS INC.Stem Cells Group..

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New Exosome Therapeutic Market Developments in 2019

In January 2019, Codiak BioSciences has collaborated with Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop and commercialize exosome therapeutics to treat cancer. The collaboration will help the company to address issues which have been often implicated in solid tumors and hematological malignancies.

In October 2018, Avalon GloboCare Corp. has collaborated with Weill Cornell Medicine to form standards in cGMP-grade for human endothelial cells sourced exosome which is significant for organ regeneration and vascular health and isolation and identification of exosomes sourced from tissue for liquid biopsy and clinical use. The collaboration will help the company to lead market as exosome isolation system as will be first in the world for standardization processing of cGMP-grade exosomes for clinical studies.

In July 2018, Capricor Therapeutics has formed collaboration with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) to discover potential for CAP-2003 (exosomes) in order to address trauma-related conditions and injuries. The collaboration will help to test CAP-2003 as a tool for preservation of life.

This research is categorized differently considering the various aspects of this market. It also evaluates the current situation and the future of the market by using the forecast horizon. The forecast is analyzed based on the volume and revenue of this market. The tools used for analyzing the Global Exosome Therapeutic Market research report include SWOT analysis.

The Global Exosome Therapeutic segments and Market Data Break Down are illuminated below:

By Type (Natural Exosomes, Hybrid Exosomes

By Source (Dendritic Cells, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Blood, Milk, Body Fluids, Saliva, Urine Others)

By Therapy (Immunotherapy, Gene Therapy, Chemotherapy)

By Transporting Capacity (Bio Macromolecules, Small Molecules

By Application (Oncology, Neurology, Metabolic Disorders, Cardiac Disorders, Blood Disorders, Inflammatory Disorders, Gynecology Disorders, Organ Transplantation, Others)

By Route of administration (Oral, Parenteral)

By End User (Hospitals, Diagnostic Centers, Research & Academic Institutes)

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The Global Exosome Therapeutic Market in terms of investment potential in various segments of the market and illustrate the feasibility of explaining the feasibility of a new project to be successful in the near future. The core segmentation of the global market is based on product types, SMEs and large corporations. The report also collects data for each major player in the market based on current company profiles, gross margins, sales prices, sales revenue, sales volume, photos, product specifications and up-to-date contact information.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

Definitively, this report will give you an unmistakable perspective on every single reality of the market without a need to allude to some other research report or an information source. Our report will give all of you the realities about the past, present, and eventual fate of the concerned Market.

Scope of the Exosome Therapeutic Market

The global exosome therapeutic market is segmented on the basis of countries into U.S., Mexico, Turkey, Hong Kong, Australia, South Korea, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Uruguay.

All country based analysis of the exosome therapeutic market is further analyzed based on maximum granularity into further segmentation. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into natural exosomes and hybrid exosomes. Based on source, the market is segmented into dendritic cells, mesenchymal stem cells, blood, milk, body fluids, saliva, urine and others. On the basis of therapy, the market is segmented into immunotherapy, gene therapy and chemotherapy. On the basis of transporting capacity, the market is segmented into bio macromolecules and small molecules. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into oncology, neurology, metabolic disorders, cardiac disorders, blood disorders, inflammatory disorders, gynecology disorders, organ transplantation and others. On the basis of route of administration, the market is segmented into pa oral and parenteral. On the basis of end user, the market is segmented into hospitals, diagnostic centers and research & academic institutes and others.

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1 Report Overview1.1 Study Scope1.2 Key Market Segments1.3 Regulatory Scenario by Region/Country1.4 Market Investment Scenario Strategic1.5 Market Analysis by Type1.5.1 Global Exosome Therapeutic Market Share by Type (2020-2027)1.5.2 Type 11.5.3 Type 21.5.4 Other1.6 Market by Application1.6.1 Global Exosome Therapeutic Market Share by Application (2020-2027)1.6.2 Application 11.6.3 Application 21.6.4 Other1.7 Exosome Therapeutic Industry Development Trends under COVID-19 Outbreak1.7.1 Region COVID-19 Status Overview1.7.2 Influence of COVID-19 Outbreak on Exosome Therapeutic Industry Development

Global Market Growth Trends2.1 Industry Trends2.1.1 SWOT Analysis2.1.2 Porters Five Forces Analysis2.2 Potential Market and Growth Potential Analysis2.3 Industry News and Policies by Regions2.3.1 Industry News2.3.2 Industry Policies3 Value Chain of Exosome Therapeutic Market3.1 Value Chain Status3.2 Exosome Therapeutic Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis3.2.1 Production Process Analysis3.2.2 Manufacturing Cost Structure of Exosome Therapeutic3.2.3 Labor Cost of Exosome Therapeutic3.3 Sales and Marketing Model Analysis3.4 Downstream Major Customer Analysis (by Region)

4 Players Profiles4.1 Player 14.1.1 Player 1 Basic Information4.1.2 Exosome Therapeutic Product Profiles, Application and Specification4.1.3 Player 1 Exosome Therapeutic Market Performance (2015-2020)4.1.4 Player 1 Business Overview4.2 Player 24.2.1 Player 2 Basic Information4.2.2 Exosome Therapeutic Product Profiles, Application and Specification4.2.3 Player 2 Exosome Therapeutic Market Performance (2015-2020)4.2.4 Player 2 Business Overview4.3 Player 34.3.1 Player 3 Basic Information4.3.2 Exosome Therapeutic Product Profiles, Application and Specification4.3.3 Player 3 Exosome Therapeutic Market Performance (2015-2020)4.3.4 Player 3 Business Overview4.4 Player 44.4.1 Player 4 Basic Information4.4.2 Exosome Therapeutic Product Profiles, Application and Specification4.4.3 Player 4 Exosome Therapeutic Market Performance (2015-2020)4.4.4 Player 4 Business Overview4.5 Player 54.5.1 Player 5 Basic Information4.5.2 Exosome Therapeutic Product Profiles, Application and Specification4.5.3 Player 5 Exosome Therapeutic Market Performance (2015-2020)

4.5.4 Player 5 Business Overview5 Global Exosome Therapeutic Market Analysis by Regions5.1 Global Exosome Therapeutic Sales, Revenue and Market Share by Regions5.1.1 Global Exosome Therapeutic Sales by Regions (2015-2020)5.1.2 Global Exosome Therapeutic Revenue by Regions (2015-2020)5.2 North America Exosome Therapeutic Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020)5.3 Europe Exosome Therapeutic Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020)5.4 Asia-Pacific Exosome Therapeutic Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020)5.5 Middle East and Africa Exosome Therapeutic Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020)5.6 South America Exosome Therapeutic Sales and Growth Rate (2015-2020)

11 Global Exosome Therapeutic Market Segment byTypes12 Global Exosome Therapeutic Market Segment by Applications13 Exosome Therapeutic Market Forecast by Regions (2020-2027)ContinuedComplete Report Is Available| Get Free TOC @https://www.databridgemarketresearch.com/toc/?dbmr=global-exosome-therapeutic-market

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New Insights Into the Ex Vivo Expansion of Transplantable Human Blood Stem Cells – Technology Networks

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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a curative therapy for many patients suffering from life threatening blood disorders. This treatment is currently limited by the availability of compatible bone marrow donors and, as a result, transplant of unrelated donor umbilical cord blood is an attractive alternative.This approach has the advantages of rapid availability and reduced stringency for a complete donor/recipient match, but is limited by a relatively low number of stem cells within a single cord blood unit. One focus of the Stem Cell Regulators research group, led by Prof. Jonas Larsson, is the development of new strategies to expand stem cells ex vivo, allowing for the treatment of patients who otherwise would lack a suitable donor.

When grown outside the body hematopoietic stem cells proliferate and differentiate from an immature state to more mature blood cell types. explains Prof. Larsson. We aim to identify novel ways to counteract this maturation, pushing stem cells to self-renew and increase in numbers.

In a study published in the journal Blood, the Larsson group targeted the enzyme LSD1, part of the CoREST complex, known to mediate the epigenetic modification of DNA and pushing the differentiation of stem cells into mature blood cells.

We hypothesised that by reducing LSD1 levels using small molecule drugs we could halt stem cell differentiation and stimulate expansion. explains postdoctoral researcher Agatheeswaran Subramaniam and first author on the paper.

This turned out to be the case for both cord blood derived and adult bone marrow stem cells, with LSD1 inhibition expanding stem and progenitor cells from different sources and different stages of development.

To gain insights into how targeting LSD1 led to the expansion of stem cells, the group performed gene expression profiling. They compared LSD1 inhibition to treatment with UM171, a human hematopoietic stem cell promoting molecule identified in 2014 and currently in phase II clinical trials, despite an as yet unidentified mechanism of action. The gene signatures of LSD1 inhibition and UM171 treatment were strikingly similar.

The research group then postulated that these treatments could be working by the same mechanism.

Through a collaboration with Prof. Roman Zubarev at Karolinska Institute, the key targets of UM171 were established using a technique known as Thermal Proteome Profiling. This approach, which identifies interactions between small molecules and proteins, confirmed the direct binding of UM171 to LSD1, as well as to the core structural component of the CoREST complex, RCOR1.

Extensive analyses by Kristijonas emaitis, a PhD student in the Larsson lab, revealed that UM171 directs the components of the CoREST complex to degradation via the ubiquitin proteasome pathway, the system used by the cell to break down proteins.

In this study have we identified a novel target for human hematopoietic stem cell expansion ex vivo, as well as taking steps to understanding the previously undetermined mechanism of action of UM171. reflects Agatheeswaran. The most striking finding was the extremely rapid and efficient degradation of members of the CoREST complex by UM171.

What remains unclear is exactly how the CoREST complex is targeted and its degradation triggered. An understanding of this has the potential to reveal principles that can be exploited for purposes not only limited to stem cell expansion.

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COVID-19: Plasma therapy vs stem cell therapy, what’s the difference? – Gulf News

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DUBAI: Plasma and stem cell (SC) therapies are two of the emerging star treatments being used in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Against COVID-19, they're considered stop-gap measures, while the world awaits a vaccine. Both, however, have proven effective against severe cases infections caused by the novel coronavirus, which has already killed over 502,000 and infected 10.1 million as of Monday (June 29, 2020).

Plasma and SC therapies have similarities, as well as obvious differences. We outline them below:

Q: What are their similarities?

Both plasma and stem cell therapies rely on rejuvenating damaged body tissue. Theyboth form part of what's described as regenerative medicine, a fast-emerging branch of medical science involving techniques thathelp restore the functionof tissues or organs.

Being regenerative treatments (or therapies), they encourage your body to use its natural abilities to heal injuries or other types of tissue damage or inflammation.

The journal Platelets refer to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell (SC) therapies as the "mainstream medical technologies" to repair and rejuvenate a damaged tissue or organ caused by injury or chronic diseases.

Q: What are the key differences?

Plasma-rich platelets are components of blood that contain platelet concentrations above the normal level.

Platelets are the frontline workers in carrying out a healing response to injuries. They release growth factors for tissue repair.Plasma therapy uses the liquid portion of blood (plasma, yellowish) which includes a higher concentration of platelets the part of blood that contributes to clotting and healing.

Stem cells, on the other hand, are generic cells. They are the prime cells -- unspecialised, undifferentiated, immature cells. Based on specific stimuli, they can divide and differentiate into specific type of cells and tissues.

Q: What are stem cells?

Stem cells are the basic, generic building blocks of life. In a sense, they unspecialised, undifferentiated, immature cells. They can divide and differentiate into specific type of cells and tissues, based on based on specific stimuli.

Its this ability to differentiate into other types of cell that make stem cells interesting to medical science.

In adults, they are usually obtained from bone marrow. In infants, stem cells are usually taken from the umbilical cord.

Scientists have found stem cells present in blood vessels, the brain, skeletal muscles, skin and the liver.

They can be difficult to find and work with. Stem cells are also categorised by their potential to differentiate into different cell types. These include, pluripotent and multipotent stem cells.

Q: What are the advantages of stem cell-based therapies?

SCs are generic (or primitive) cells obtained either from embryos or from the adult tissues, that have the capacity of self-renewal and can differentiate into as many as 200 different cell types of the adult body.

SC also produces certain growth factors and cytokines that accelerate the healing process at the site of tissue damage. Cytokines are secreted by certain cells of the immune system and have an effect on other cells. SC is used to treat degenerative and inflammatory conditions by replacing the damaged cells in virtually any tissue or organ, where PRP applications serve no benefit.

Q: How is stem cell therapy helping fight COVID?

In the UAE, a medical research team has developed a first-in-the-world technique using inhaled stem cells that harvestedfrom the patients themselves. Following the initial success of the technique in 73 patients, the procedure has been ramped up.

In May, the ADSCC team, led by Dr Yendry Ventura, unveiled the new treatment. The UAECell19 is an autologous (cells obtained from the same individual)stem cells therapy which helped cut hospital stay from 22 days to six, relative to patients who were given standard treatment.

Q: What's the record of UAECell19 stem cell therapy?

According to the Abu Dhabi team, patients given the stem cell therapy were up to 3.1x more likely to recover in less than seven days compared to those given standard treatment.

Researchers also stated that 67% of the patients who received the stem cells treatment owed this recovery to the new treatment.

ADSCC has secured a patent for UAECell19. Protection of the intellectual property rights for the therapy opens doors for it tobe shared more widely so more patients can benefit.

Q: What is convalescent plasma?

Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body.

Convalescent refers to a person recovering from an illness or medical treatment.

Convalescent plasma, also known as immunoglobulins, is plasma taken from the blood of a person who has recovered from a disease.

Research shows that recovered COVID-19 patients develop antibodies in the blood against the virus. Antibodies are proteins that might help fight the infection.

Q: What are platelets?

Platelets, a component of the blood, are repair agents. They are frontliners in the healing response to injuries. Platelets are also called thrombocytes, blood cells that trigger blood clotting and other necessary growth healing functions.

PLATELET FACTS

[] When the platelet count is less than 50,000, bleeding is likely to be more serious if you're cut or bruised.

[] Some people make too many platelets. They can have platelet counts from 500,000 to more than 1 million.

Q: What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP is a component of blood that contains platelet concentrations above the normal level -- usually five times higher concentrations of platelets above the normal values. It includes platelet-related growth factors and plasma-derived fibrinogen (a blood plasma protein that's made in the liver), among others.

Q: Has it been used to treat other diseases?

Yes. Convalescent plasma hasbeen used as a last resort to improve the survival rates of patients with SARS (2003), as well as the "Spanish Flu" (1918-1920), as well as other infectious diseases.The Lancetcitesseveral studies that showed a shorter hospital stay and lower mortality in patients treated with convalescent plasma than those who were not treated with it.

It's been gaining ground in the COVID-19 fight around the world. In the last few weeks, convalescent plasma therapy has helped treat at least 170 patients at the Infectious Disease Department at Rashid Hospital in Dubai.

THROMBOCYTOPENIA

[] This can be caused by many conditions by medicines, cancer, liver disease, pregnancy, infections (including COVID-19), and an abnormal immune system.

Q: Why is convalescent plasma important?

If you are one of the thousands of patients fully-recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help patients currently fighting the infection by donating your plasma. That's because you fought the infection, your plasma now contains COVID-19 antibodies.

These antibodies provided one way for your immune system to fight the virus when you were sick, so your plasma may be able to be used to help others fight off the disease.

Q: I have fully recovered from COVID-19. Am I eligible donate plasma?

Yes, you are. Health authorities, including the US Food and Drug Administration, encourage people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 for at least two weeks to consider donating plasma.

You can help save the lives of other patients.

However, you must first undergo some tests to check if you're eligible to meet donor criteria. Doctors will determine that. COVID-19 convalescent plasma must only be collected from recovered individuals if you are eligible.

A lab test must document a prior diagnosis of COVID-19. In general, FDA protocol requires individuals to have complete resolution of symptoms for at least 14 days prior to donation.

Q: Is a negative lab test for COVID-19 a must before being considered to donate blood plasma?

No. The FDA guideline states: A negative lab test for active COVID-19 disease is not necessary to qualify for donation.

Q: I havent had COVID-19. What can I do to help?

You shouldconsider donating blood. One blood donation can save up to three lives.

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Teenager needs a donor within weeks as she battles leukaemia for second time – Nottinghamshire Live

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A Nottinghamshire girl needs to find a bone marrow donor within weeks as she battles leukaemia for the second time.

Amy Bartlett, 14, of West Bridgford, was described as a playful, happy and energetic girl before her blood cancer diagnosis.

Having spent part of her childhood in New Zealand, she was a water baby representing her school in water polo and loved to be in the pool and sea, taking part in the little nippers surf life-saving programme.

More recently, she enjoyed being a member of West Bridgfords Colts football team.

In 2018, when she was 12, Amy began to complain of feelings of aches in her wrists and ribs and developed a small rash across her tummy and back.

Tests at Nottingham Childrens Hospital later confirmed she had leukaemia - devastating and heartbreaking news for Amy and her family.

Amy showed strength from the get-go, reassuring her parents that she could fight the blood cancer.

"Mummy, it is ok its better I get it, than another smaller child. I am stronger and so have a better chance to beat it," were her first words after the news was broken to her.

Her leukaemia was categorised as high risk, meaning despite her young age, she had to receive the most intensive rounds of chemotherapy administered to children diagnosed with the disease, causing her hair to fall out within just a few days of treatment starting.

Having not had the smoothest ride through her treatment, suffering liver problems, developing steroid induced diabetes and several allergies to medications she was given, Amy soon needed a wheelchair to get in and out of hospital.

Turning the 12-year-olds life upside down, Amy could not go back to school, but tried desperately hard to keep up with her school work.

Counting down the days until the planned end of her therapy on July 4, the entire family were holding onto the light at the end of the tunnel, when the devastating news of a relapse shattered their dreams.

Her mum Marie said: How do you tell your daughter, whose tiny body has been through so much already, that the cancer she has fought so hard to overcome has returned?

"It ripped my heart out to tell her and hold her whilst trying to convince her that she had done it once and she could do it again.

The relapse has meant that Amy has restarted her intensive chemotherapy. The plan is to then proceed to a bone marrow/stem cell transplant, if a suitable donor match can be found.

Amys family say: We need to find a match for Amy ideally within the next two to three weeks, so time is of the essence.

Her brother, Marcus, has been tested but unfortunately he is not a match.

Amys story comes at a time when new donors are needed urgently amidst falling numbers of people signing up to registers, as planned large scale donor recruitment and awareness sessions cannot be run due to Covid-19, but individuals can still request to join the register independently.

Dr Jesky, Amys Consultant at Nottingham University Hospitals, said: For children or adults, like Amy, whose leukaemia has sadly returned, undergoing a stem cell transplant offers the highest chance of a cure.

"Often these donors are volunteers as many patients do not have a suitable family match. Young men are particularly encouraged to register as they are the most frequent chosen donors.

"For the donor the process of donating is simple but for the patient this donation could give them a second chance at life.

NUH is encouraging people to consider signing up to one of the bone marrow registers to increase the chances of finding a potential match for Amy and others who are in similar circumstances. By doing so, you could be the match that saves a life.

There are four main donor registries.

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1 . The DKMS Registry (age restriction is 18 to 55 years): https://www.dkms.org.uk/en/register-now

2. The Anthony Nolan Registry (age restriction is 16 to 30 years): https://www.anthonynolan.org/8-ways-you-could-save-life/donate-your-stem-cells

3 . The Welsh Bone Marrow Registry (age restriction is 17 to 31 years): https://www.welsh-blood.org.uk/giving-blood/bone-marrow-donor-registry/

4 . The NHS British Bone Marrow Registry (eligibility determined when you attend to give a blood donation): https://www.bbmr.co.uk/joining-the-register/

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Gift of Life, Root and Rutgers Researchers Launch COVID-19 Study – Patch.com

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Boca Raton, FL, June 29 Human leukocyte antigens (HLA) diverse genetic markers on our cells that help match patients and donors for bone marrow transplant are the focus of a new study led by the Gift of Life Marrow Registry.

The study, in collaboration with researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the genetic crowd science portal Root, aims to help answer a key question: why do some people get COVID19 or particular symptoms, while others avoid them? More than 350,000 donors in Gift of Life's registry have been invited to participate, helping researchers answer this important question.

"Every volunteer donor is already HLA-typed, presenting a tremendous opportunity to drive broader science through the prism of these immune-related genes," said Gift of Life's Founder and CEO Jay Feinberg. "We're excited to help the world understand how our immune systems may shape the pandemic."

"We hope to learn whether immune-vital tissue match genes such as HLA help explain why some of us avoid COVID-19, while others get severe symptoms or need particular treatments," said the study's principal investigator Jeffrey Rosenfeld, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. "Adding such key data to the fight against COVID-19, we can help solve the mystery of why it affects different people so differently."

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Root's founder, geneticist Nathaniel Pearson, PhD, noted that "because transplant registries read HLA genes better than consumer DNA tests do, a study like this can best reveal how these diverse, immune-vital genes may shape COVID-19. Gift of Life members, who have long saved lives via transplants, now show us how everyday people can help the world beat a pandemic too."

Participants can also opt into short monthly surveys for the coming year, even if they have never had COVID-19. The researchers will study their de-identified data, to better understand how tissue match genes and other factors may figure in COVID-19 risks and outcomes.

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The new study furthers Gift of Life's efforts to help people and communities in need during the pandemic. The organization has increased capacity at the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Gift of LifeBe The Match Collection Center to become a non-hospital based go-to for stem cell donations and contributed 10,000 specialized swabs to Baptist Health South Florida via Boca Raton Regional Hospital to be used for COVID-19 testing.

About Gift of Life Marrow RegistryThe Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. The organization, established in 1991, is dedicated to saving lives by facilitating bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related diseases. To learn more about Gift of Life or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit http://www.giftoflife.org.

About Rutgers Cancer Institute of New JerseyAs New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute, along with its partner RWJBarnabas Health, offers the most advanced cancer treatment options including bone marrow transplantation, proton therapy, CAR T-cell therapy and complex robotic surgery. Along with clinical trials and novel therapeutics such as precision medicine and immunotherapy many of which are not widely available patients have access to these cutting-edge therapies at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital in Newark, as well as through RWJBarnabas Health facilities.

Along with world-class treatment, which is often fueled by on-site research conducted in Rutgers Cancer Institute laboratories, patients and their families also can seek cancer preventative services and education resources throughout the Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health footprint statewide. To make a tax-deductible gift to support the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, call 848-932-8013 or visit http://www.cinj.org/giving.

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Root (rootdeep.com) works to grow, diversify, and engage the ranks of blood and marrow volunteers earth's biggest group of living, contactable DNA data owners to save patients in need, honor their good will with good insights, and empower them to spark broader health science discoveries with researchers.

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Michael Schumacher is reportedly getting another stem-cell surgery; Journalist alleged it will be an experimental procedure – EconoTimes

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Michael Schumacher is still surviving as he continues to battle complications from the near-fatal head injury he sustained while skiing in 2013. It was reported that the F1 legend is set to undergo another round of stem cell procedure that will help regenerate his nervous system.

Facts about the reported new operation on Schumi

With this surgery, his family and doctors are hoping that he will be able to recover functions in parts of his body. This is because it is aimed at his sensory system that was affected by his injuries.

The Daily Mail reported that currently, Michael Schumacher is being treated and cared for by French cardiologist Dr. Philippe Menasche, a medical expert specializing in stem cell research. It was revealed that a series of surgeries are needed for this treatment, so this is just one of the racing champs operations for his recovery.

In an article that appeared in an Italian publication Le Dauphine, it was reported that Dr. Menasche will do seminal heart surgery on Schumi in his next surgery schedule. It was added that this will take place soon, but the exact date was not revealed.

It is also believed that this will be the second time that the said doctor is operating on Michael Schumacher. The first procedure was said to have been done in September 2019, and Schumi was in the hospital for about three days. At any rate, in this operation, his damaged cells will be replaced with healthy ones that will be taken from his bone marrow.

An experimental stem-cell surgery?

Michael Schumacher has not recovered from his accident that happened more than six years ago. He is currently being treated in his own home in Switzerland, but his exact condition is still a mystery since his family continues to keep everything related to his health a secret.

Dr. Nicola Acciari, a leading neurosurgeon, previously claimed that Michael Schumacher has osteoporosis and suffering from muscle atrophy since he is unable to move for years. The goal is to regenerate Michaels nervous system, The Sun quoted him as saying in connection to the stem cell therapy.

However, Jean-Michel Dcugis, a French journalist, shared to British daily national newspaper, The Times, that the procedure is experimental at this point since Dr. Menasche is actually a cardiologist.

"Our sources say that Michael Schumacher is receiving stem cell perfusions that produce a systemic anti-inflammatory effect, The Sun quoted Dcugis as saying. "It's quite mysterious as Menasch works only on the heart. He is carrying out experiments with secretome that is made by a laboratory from new stem cells and injected into veins, until now only on animals.

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Five Year-old Boy with Covid-19 Saves Sisters Life in Thailand – Chiang Rai Times

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Even though he had Covid-19, Sila Jio Boonklomjit, a five-year-old boy in Thailand, with covid-19 managed to save his sisters life. With the stem cells he donated for her bone marrow transplant.

Doctors only discovered Jio contracted the coronavirus the day before Jintanakan Jean Boonklomjit, his sisters urgent transplant.

Despite the challenges, which included quarantine restrictions placed on Jio on the eve of the transplant procedure. However the treatment was carried out successfully.

And it was done so without Jio passing the coronavirus to Jean.

While the experimental procedure first began in April, the bone marrow was only successfully transplanted on June23 at Ramathibodi Hospital.

Jeans case was believed to be the first successful stem cell transplant from a donor with active Covid-19, according to reports.

She was reported to be in a severe condition as she wasborn with thalassemia a genetic blood disorder that limits the bloods ability to carry oxygen.

There were also difficulties finding a suitable donor for Jean, which left Jio as their best hope, said Suradej Hongeng of the hospitals pediatrics department.

It was a long and uncertain road to this happy outcome, according to the doctor.

Jio and Jean were confirmed to be a genetic match in 2018. The hospital prepared for the transplantation procedure thereafter.

But with any medical procedures, there were certain complications and hurdles involved.

According to Suradej, the siblings young age were part of the difficulties faced during the procedure. Jeans chemotherapy procedure also caused her immune system to be compromised. That delayed the bone marrow transplant until this year.

Still, things turned out well in the end, and the five-year-old boy was applauded for saving his big sisters life.

Its as if my daughter is reborn and gets a new life, said the childrens father, Suchai Boonklomjit.

Jio has since recovered from Covid-19, which was believed to be transmitted from his mother, according to doctors in Thailand.

Thailands health department has reported on Monday that the Kingdom has gone 35 consecutive days without a local Covid-19 Coronavirus case. However health officials have confirmed 7 imported cases with Thai returnees.

The 7 imported covid-19 coronavirus cases brings the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,169 with 58 deaths since January. All the new cases were Thai nationals in quarantine. They recently returning from India and the US to Thailand.

There have been no local transmissions for 35 days Thailands health department said Monday.

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Six-year-old given heroes welcome by his classmates after months of life-saving cancer treatment in Singapore – Yahoo Lifestyle UK

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A six-year-old who won the nations hearts in his battle with leukaemia has been given a heroes welcome after flying home following months of life-saving cancer treatment in Singapore.

Brave Oscar Saxelby-Lee from St Johns, Worcester, was diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer in December 2018 after his parents noticed unusual bruising on his legs.

Doctors gave him months to find a stem cell match to save his life which led to parents Olivia Saxelby, 25, and Jamie Lee, 28, launching a UK-wide appeal for donors.

Last March a record-breaking 4,855 volunteers queued in the freezing rain after Oscars primary school in opened as a testing centre.

In total more than 10,000 people were tested across the UK until a match was finally found.

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But just months later, the family faced further anguish after discovering Oscars cancer had returned.

After a crowdfunding campaign raised 600,000, Oscar was flown to Singapore for pioneering treatment not available on the NHS.

Oscar became only the second child in the world to undergo CAR-T therapy before having a second bone marrow transplant using stem cells from dad Jamie.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee, with his mum and dad during his time having treatment in Singapore. (SWNS)

Just three months after the successful operation, Oscar and his parents were given the all clear to return to the UK and hours after touching down he was driven see his classmates, who cheered as he drove past the school gates.

In heartwarming pictures Oscar grins from ear to ear as his proud dad sits next to him and his mum breaks down in tears of joy.

Pupils gave Oscar a huge bunch of colourful balloons which the youngster struggled to fit inside the car.

Read more:Woman diagnosed with cancer 48 hours before giving birth

Jen Kelly, from the Grace Kelly Trust which helped raise 173,000 to fund his life-saving treatment, said: The Grave Kelly Trust is delighted to see Oscar returning home to the UK with his mum and dad.

Out smiles have been growing ever wider as we watched Oscars miraculous journey.

We are so proud to have been able to play a key part in Oscars bid for life-saving treatment in Singapore and it is wonderful to see Oscar doing so well following his ground-breaking treatment.

This news is amazing, not just for Oscar, but potentially for other children in a similar position in the future.

Oscar still has a way to go and will need to be shielded for a good while longer once he gets home, but he remains cancer free and smiling.

Read more:Parents spot cancer in babys eye after photo taken

Oscar leaves Hospital in Singapore. (SWNS)

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Throughout his treatment, Oscar has kept in touch with his classmates and teachers from his hospital bed via an innovative robot - nicknamed Ozzybot.

His headteacher Kate Wilcock, who organised the huge donor registration event and Ozzybot lessons, said: There have been plenty of ups and downs to get here but this is the absolute icing on the cake that hes come home, cancer free and its worked.

Our future plans now will be to support Oscar and his family and even start some learning at home.

Then we will be working really closely with Olivia, Jamie and Oscar for some transition into school.

That will be the best day when he walks back through the door at Pitmaston Primary.

Oscar made a surprise visit to his classmates on his return from Singapore. (SWNS)

When he left hospital for the final time in Singapore Ozzy, as he is affectionately nicknamed, was given a guard of honour by medical staff.

A video posted on the Hand in Hand for Oscar Facebook page, shows the youngster beaming as he is driven away and shouts: Bye hospital, thank you!

Read more: Six-year-old runs marathon for the NHS dressed as his favourite super-heroes

His thrilled mum Olivia wrote: Cant quite believe it, crying bucket loads! The day weve dreamt of has now become a reality!

Were actually bringing him home!!!

You are our HERO Ozzy Bear, you truly truly are the most amazing miracle.

Enjoy every last minute of this journey darling, because YOU have owned [sic] it!

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CytoDyn and NIH of Mexico Complete Memorandum of Understanding to Conduct Small Covid-19 Phase 3 Trial for Severe and Critically Ill Patients -…

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VANCOUVER, Washington, June 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CytoDyn Inc. (OTC.QB: CYDY), (CytoDyn” or the Company"), a late-stage biotechnology company developing leronlimab (PRO 140), a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, announced today the Company and the Coordinating Commission of the National Institutes of Health and High Specialty Hospitals of Mexico (NIH) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct a COVID-19 clinical trial with leronlimab for severe and critically ill patients, with the potential to collaborate on additional COVID-19 trials. The NIH of Mexico is an organization that coordinates the main institutions of medical care and public research in the country.

The MOU provides CytoDyn will supply leronlimab at its expense to the NIH and both parties are proceeding forward expeditiously to complete the mutually agreed protocol for this clinical trial.

Nader Pourhassan, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of CytoDyn, commented: We are very pleased with the confidence demonstrated by the NIH of Mexico in our drug, leronlimab, and we are both very motivated to initiate this trial quickly to help mitigate the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic on the citizens of Mexico. The anecdotal data received by CytoDyn (from over 70 COVID-19 critical patients who were treated under EIND in the U.S.) has impressed the NIH of Mexico and we believe with a small Phase 3 trial of only 25 patients, leronlimab could receive approval in Mexico very quickly. This Phase 3 trial is similar to our Phase 3 trial protocol in the U.S., with the exception of the number of patients.”

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 CytoDyn has met its 75-patient enrollment target in its Phase 2 clinical trial for COVID-19, a randomized clinical trial for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 population in the U.S. and enrollment continues in its Phase 2b/3 randomized clinical trial for severe and critically ill COVID-19 population in several hospitals throughout the country.

SARS-CoV-2 was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. The origin of SARS-CoV-2 causing the COVID-19 disease is uncertain, and the virus is highly contagious. COVID-19 typically transmits person to person through respiratory droplets, commonly resulting from coughing, sneezing, and close personal contact. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals. For confirmed COVID-19 infections, symptoms have included fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Clinical manifestations in patients have ranged from non-existent to severe and fatal. At this time, there are minimal treatment options for COVID-19.

About Leronlimab (PRO 140) and BLA Submission for the HIV Combination Therapy The FDA has granted a Fast Track” designation to CytoDyn for two potential indications of leronlimab for deadly diseases. The first as a combination therapy with HAART for HIV-infected patients and the second is for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. Leronlimab is an investigational humanized IgG4 mAb that blocks CCR5, a cellular receptor that is important in HIV infection, tumor metastases, and other diseases, including NASH. Leronlimab has completed nine clinical trials in over 800 people, including meeting its primary endpoints in a pivotal Phase 3 trial (leronlimab in combination with standard antiretroviral therapies in HIV-infected treatment-experienced patients).

In the setting of HIV/AIDS, leronlimab is a viral-entry inhibitor; it masks CCR5, thus protecting healthy T cells from viral infection by blocking the predominant HIV (R5) subtype from entering those cells. Leronlimab has been the subject of nine clinical trials, each of which demonstrated that leronlimab could significantly reduce or control HIV viral load in humans. The leronlimab antibody appears to be a powerful antiviral agent leading to potentially fewer side effects and less frequent dosing requirements compared with daily drug therapies currently in use.

The Company filed its BLA for Leronlimab as a Combination Therapy for Highly Treatment Experienced HIV Patients with the FDA on April 27, 2020, and submitted additional FDA requested clinical datasets on May 11, 2020. After the FDA deems a BLA submission complete, it sets a PDUFA goal date. CytoDyn has Fast Track designation for leronlimab and a rolling review for its BLA, as previously assigned by the FDA. The Company filed a request for Priority Review designation for its BLA to shorten the FDA’s review time from 10 to 6 months, an FDA goal for BLA applications given Priority Review designation.

In the setting of cancer, research has shown that CCR5 may play a role in tumor invasion, metastases, and tumor microenvironment control. Increased CCR5 expression is an indicator of disease status in several cancers. Published studies have shown that blocking CCR5 can reduce tumor metastases in laboratory and animal models of aggressive breast and prostate cancer. Leronlimab reduced human breast cancer metastasis by more than 98% in a murine xenograft model. CytoDyn is, therefore, conducting a Phase 1b/2 human clinical trial in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer and was granted Fast Track designation in May 2019.

The CCR5 receptor appears to play a central role in modulating immune cell trafficking to sites of inflammation. It may be crucial in the development of acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) and other inflammatory conditions. Clinical studies by others further support the concept that blocking CCR5 using a chemical inhibitor can reduce the clinical impact of acute GvHD without significantly affecting the engraftment of transplanted bone marrow stem cells. CytoDyn is currently conducting a Phase 2 clinical study with leronlimab to support further the concept that the CCR5 receptor on engrafted cells is critical for the development of acute GvHD, blocking the CCR5 receptor from recognizing specific immune signaling molecules is a viable approach to mitigating acute GvHD. The FDA has granted orphan drug” designation to leronlimab for the prevention of GvHD.

About CytoDyn CytoDyn is a late-stage biotechnology company developing innovative treatments for multiple therapeutic indications based on leronlimab, a novel humanized monoclonal antibody targeting the CCR5 receptor. CCR5 appears to play a critical role in the ability of HIV to enter and infect healthy T-cells. The CCR5 receptor also appears to be implicated in tumor metastasis and immune-mediated illnesses, such as GvHD and NASH. CytoDyn has successfully completed a Phase 3 pivotal trial with leronlimab in combination with standard antiretroviral therapies in HIV-infected treatment-experienced patients. CytoDyn filed its BLA in April 2020 to seek FDA approval for leronlimab as a combination therapy for highly treatment experienced HIV patients, and submitted additional FDA requested clinical datasets on May 11, 2020. CytoDyn is also conducting a Phase 3 investigative trial with leronlimab as a once-weekly monotherapy for HIV-infected patients. CytoDyn plans to initiate a registration-directed study of leronlimab monotherapy indication. If successful, it could support a label extension. Clinical results to date from multiple trials have shown that leronlimab can significantly reduce viral burden in people infected with HIV. No drug-related serious site injection reactions reported in about 800 patients treated with leronlimab and no drug-related SAEs reported in patients treated with 700 mg dose of leronlimab. Moreover, a Phase 2b clinical trial demonstrated that leronlimab monotherapy can prevent viral escape in HIV-infected patients; some patients on leronlimab monotherapy have remained virally suppressed for more than five years. CytoDyn is also conducting a Phase 2 trial to evaluate leronlimab for the prevention of GvHD and a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial with leronlimab in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. More information is at http://www.cytodyn.com.

Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction or disappointment with current prospects, as well as words such as believes,” hopes,” intends,” estimates,” expects,” projects,” plans,” anticipates” and variations thereof, or the use of future tense, identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements specifically include statements about leronlimab, its ability to have positive health outcomes, the possible results of clinical trials, studies or other programs or ability to continue those programs, the ability to obtain regulatory approval for commercial sales, and the market for actual commercial sales. The Company’s forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance, and actual results could vary materially from those contained in or expressed by such statements due to risks and uncertainties including: (i) the sufficiency of the Company’s cash position, (ii) the Company’s ability to raise additional capital to fund its operations, (iii) the Company’s ability to meet its debt obligations, if any, (iv) the Company’s ability to enter into partnership or licensing arrangements with third parties, (v) the Company’s ability to identify patients to enroll in its clinical trials in a timely fashion, (vi) the Company’s ability to achieve approval of a marketable product, (vii) the design, implementation and conduct of the Company’s clinical trials, (viii) the results of the Company’s clinical trials, including the possibility of unfavorable clinical trial results, (ix) the market for, and marketability of, any product that is approved, (x) the existence or development of vaccines, drugs, or other treatments that are viewed by medical professionals or patients as superior to the Company’s products, (xi) regulatory initiatives, compliance with governmental regulations and the regulatory approval process, (xii) general economic and business conditions, (xiii) changes in foreign, political, and social conditions, and (xiv) various other matters, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. The Company urges investors to consider specifically the various risk factors identified in its most recent Form 10-K, and any risk factors or cautionary statements included in any subsequent Form 10-Q or Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any responsibility to update any forward-looking statements to take into account events or circumstances that occur after the date of this press release.

CYTODYN CONTACTS Investors: Cristina De Leon Office: 360.980.8524, ext. 106 Mobile: 503.214.0872 cdeleon@cytodyn.com

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COVID threat isnt over, especially for Coloradans with chronic conditions – The Denver Post

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a shock for most people, but for Clay Drake, much of it was familiar: the need to stay in, the stocking up on hand sanitizer, the concern that a simple trip to church could turn deadly.

Drake, of Windsor, has multiple myeloma, a blood cell cancer, and underwent two stem cell transplants that knocked out his immune system for months. A bout with the seasonal flu lasted more than a month, and for a while he was getting colds that took him weeks to shake, he said.

That was my COVID, he said. I spent probably about a year doing what everybody started doing in March.

While many though not all healthy people who get COVID-19 can recover at home, those who have chronic conditions are six times as likely to be hospitalized and 12 times as likely to die, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Drake still gets chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments to keep the cancer in remission. Because of the heightened risk from infections, he tries to minimize trips to crowded places but has started seeing small groups of friends again and occasionally eating out. Most people around Windsor seem to be wearing masks and following other recommendations, which makes it safer, he said.

For the most part, I feel comfortable going out in public, he said.

People who have chronic conditions need to be vigilant about social distancing, wearing a mask and washing their hands, according to the CDC, and should talk to their doctors about additional precautions.

While those who know they face a higher risk of dying can take some steps to protect themselves, the rest of the community also needs to help keep the virus from breaking out, said Dr. Peter Buttrick, a cardiologist and member of the board for the Denver branch of the American Heart Association. Most people who get the virus can spread it before developing symptoms, meaning they could inadvertently give it to someone whos at a higher risk especially if they arent wearing masks, he said.

The likelihood youll be in contact with someone who is infected and asymptomatic is higher when theres ongoing community spread, he said.

Colorados new cases are down from a peak in April, but theyve started to tick back up and Gov. Jared Polis has urged the public to continue avoiding large events and wearing masks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an updated list Thursday of the clearest risk factors for getting severely sick or dying from COVID-19:

The CDC also listed other conditions as possible risk factors, though the evidence is mixed or from small studies:

A large study in the United Kingdom found that the risk of dying increased sharply with age, but younger people were also at a higher risk if they had certain conditions, said Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. Diabetes and chronic lung conditions such as emphysema roughly doubled the risk of dying compared to a healthy person of the same age, and heart disease increased the risk by about 25%. Obesity also raised a persons risk of complications, he said.

About 7% of adults in Colorado have diabetes and 23% have obesity, which are some of the lowest rates in the country, according to Americas Health Rankings. Still, that means thousands of people are at an elevated risk, and not all of them may have the ability to stay at home. Ideally, those who are at a high risk would continue social distancing at a high level, Samet said.

Its certainly a time for caution, if peoples jobs and lives allow it, he said.

Not everyone with diabetes is at an equal risk, said Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association. People who have poorly controlled blood sugar and have other chronic conditions generally are at a higher risk from infections, including COVID-19. That makes it important to keep in touch with your doctor and to manage your diabetes well, he said.

If you have diabetes, you have high blood sugars, youre obese and you have maybe cardiovascular disease, youre at high risk and you need to be really careful, he said, adding that age also is a factor to consider.

Its not entirely clear why certain conditions are linked to a higher risk of complications. One possibility is that when hearts are stressed by high blood pressure or coronary artery disease, their cells produce more of certain receptors that the virus binds to though more research is needed to understand if thats the issue, Buttrick said. He urged people not to put off seeking medical advice if they have symptoms that could suggest heart trouble, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations or fainting not only because of the virus risk, but also because the problem itself may need immediate treatment.

Heart disease doesnt go on vacation during the pandemic, he said.

Buttrick and Samet dont advise people with chronic illnesses to stay at home at all times, but say they should consider ways to avoid crowds, like visiting the grocery store during hours set aside for high-risk customers. Ultimately, each patient and doctor need to discuss individual risks, though.

Im telling all of my patients, and I think everybody is, that if youre of a certain age, you need to be really careful, Buttrick said.

People with diabetes and other conditions have to consider their individual level of risk, as well as how risky any particular activity is, Gabbay said. If you have well-controlled blood sugar and no other chronic conditions, you might feel more comfortable going to a lower-risk social event, while someone whose health is more precarious might avoid any exposure that isnt absolutely necessary.

Thats whats made this so difficult there are no hard and fast rules, he said.

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Drake, who volunteers with the American Cancer Society, said he sometimes gets calls from people trying to figure out what they should do, and he steers them toward the ACS guidelines. Some of them are particularly worried about how to move forward with cancer treatment during a pandemic, he said.

I feel like theres a lot of people, particularly the more susceptible and elderly, who are scared, he said.

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Sickle Cell Disease: All you need to know – The Indian Express

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By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2020 12:09:31 pm Heres everything to know about the blood disorder. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited group of blood disorder which is genetic in nature. It is usually transferred from parents to the child during birth i.e. both the parents can be carries of SCD. Healthy RBCs are round in shape, which moves through small blood vessels and carries oxygen to all parts of the body. In someone who has SCD, the RBC becomes sticky and hard and start to look like C- shaped similar to that of a farm tool sickle. The sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of RBC, which leads to low oxygen carriers in the body, mentioned Dr Rahul Bhargava, director and head, haematology and bone marrow transplant, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram. Also, when sickle cells travels they tend to get stuck in small blood vessels and restrict the blood flow. This can cause pain in the joints, chest and other serious problems such as stroke, acute chest syndrome and infections.

Anaemia

SCD can lead to shortage of RBC which makes the patient anaemic. It can lead to less oxygen supply in the body causing fatigue.

Episodes of pain. SCD patients suffer from episodes of periodic pain. Sickle-shaped blood cells can block the flow of blood which in tiny vessels of abdomen, chest and joints, thus leading to pain.

Feet and hands swelling

Sickle-shaped RBC can block then flow of blood which can cause swelling in the hands and feet.

Frequent infections

Sickle cells can damage the spleen and make the person vulnerable to diseases and infections. Vaccination is usually prescribed in childhood to keep infections at bay.

Delayed growth or puberty

RBC is the carrier of oxygen and other nutrients. With low RBC, there is no enough oxygen in the body which can slow the growth in infants and children which leads to delayed puberty in children.

Vision problems

Vision is affected when the flow of blood is affected.

SCD can lead to a lot of complication, including Stroke, acute chest syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, organ damage, blindness, leg ulcers and more such complications.

SCD can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. Parents are advised to get the screening done before conceiving as it is transmitted from parents. For newborns, the test is done in the hospitals as a routine screening. There is no single treatment for SCD patients and it varies from patient to patient on the basis the symptoms. Before starting any medication, consult a haematologist who specialises in blood disorders.

The only cure for SCD is getting a bone marrow transplant (BMT), which is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. Stem cells are easily taken from the donor and planted in the recipient. After the BMT procedure, the patient can lead a healthy and normal life.

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HRMC to open hematology and oncology clinic – The Ottawa Herald

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On Aug. 4, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center will open the Hutchinson Hematology and Oncology clinic. Dr. Sawsan Amireh will join the Hutch Regional team that day and see her first patients at her clinic which will be located in Suite 4 of Doctors Park at 2100 N. Waldron St., a building located to the southwest of the main hospital campus on the east side of Waldron Street.

Hematology and Oncology are two branches of medicine that continue to be a concern of members of our community and throughout the State of Kansas.

Oncology is the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. More than 1.8 million Americans, including 16,000 Kansans, are diagnosed with cancer each year. For more than 600,000 of our nations population each year, cancer is a terminal disease. The good news is that 17 million Americans are living out their lives as cancer survivors.

Cancer is best defined as the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells and the cause is often attributed to everything from heredity to an unhealthy lifestyle including tobacco use and excess weight. Treatments are medical, surgical, Chemotherapy and Radiation.

Hematology is the branch of medicine dealing with the cause, treatment and prevention of disease related to the blood. Specific issues dealt with include treatment of bleeding disorders, Lymphoma and Leukemia and blood transfusions, along with bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

Dr. Amireh, who has received training on the latest treatment protocols, arrives at Hutch Regional with impeccable credentials and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She received her doctorate degree in 2011 from the University of Jordan School of Medicine in Amman, Jordan. Since 2017, Dr. Amireh has participated in a Hematology and Oncology Fellowship and also served as chief fellow with the State University of New York Downstate Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. Also, Dr. Amireh served as Associate Chief Medical Resident and Internal Medical Resident at Saint Michaels Medical Center in New Jersey.

In 2010, Dr. Amireh completed special training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee on Hepatology and Pediatric Endocrinology. She has won numerous awards and honors including the Clinical Documentation Excellence Award from St. Michaels Medical Center, the Academic Excellence Award from the University of Jordan School of Medicine, and the English Talented Writing Award from the University of Jordan.

Dr. Amireh is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians, and the Jordan Medical Association.

Dr. Amireh said Oncology has entered a new era with the onset of COVID-19. "Cancer patients are now more vulnerable and will need to be more diligent to avoid infection which proves that life is more fragile than it once was," Dr. Amireh said. "I am looking forward to starting a hospital-based practice. We have a young family and southcentral Kansas is a good place to raise a two-year old. New York is too busy and not really family friendly."

"I want my practice to be inclusive and will welcome everyone who needs treatment and care," Dr. Amireh continued.

Appointments with Dr. Amireh will be accepted starting in Mid-July. Additional information including her clinics contact information will be published at that time.

With the opening of Hutchinson Hematology and Oncology, south central and western Kansas will have a new choice for quality cancer care. Dr. Amireh will provide a caring, personal approach to cancer care and her clinic will work in tandem with the Chalmers Cancer Center and the other Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System entities as well as other physician specialties in Hutchinson and surrounding communities to provide an integrated approach to care in Hutchinson.

Dr. Amireh will join her spouse, Dr. Mohammed "Mo" Al-Halawani at Hutch Regional. In July 2019, Dr. Al-Halawani joined Dr. Tariq Musa in opening Hutchinson Pulmonology Associates at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Dr. Al-Halawani and Dr. Musa hit the ground running and are serving patients in Hutchinson as well as an outreach clinic in McPherson, with plans to support pulmonary needs locally and in the surrounding areas.

We are excited that these high caliber healthcare professionals have chosen to move across America to provide their expertise to residents on the plains of Kansas.

Ken Johnson is the President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.

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Six-year-old given heroes welcome by his classmates after months of life-saving cancer treatment in Singapore – Yahoo Singapore News

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A six-year-old who won the nations hearts in his battle with leukaemia has been given a heroes welcome after flying home following months of life-saving cancer treatment in Singapore.

Brave Oscar Saxelby-Lee from St Johns, Worcester, was diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer in December 2018 after his parents noticed unusual bruising on his legs.

Doctors gave him months to find a stem cell match to save his life which led to parents Olivia Saxelby, 25, and Jamie Lee, 28, launching a UK-wide appeal for donors.

Last March a record-breaking 4,855 volunteers queued in the freezing rain after Oscars primary school in opened as a testing centre.

In total more than 10,000 people were tested across the UK until a match was finally found.

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But just months later, the family faced further anguish after discovering Oscars cancer had returned.

After a crowdfunding campaign raised 600,000, Oscar was flown to Singapore for pioneering treatment not available on the NHS.

Oscar became only the second child in the world to undergo CAR-T therapy before having a second bone marrow transplant using stem cells from dad Jamie.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee, with his mum and dad during his time having treatment in Singapore. (SWNS)

Just three months after the successful operation, Oscar and his parents were given the all clear to return to the UK and hours after touching down he was driven see his classmates, who cheered as he drove past the school gates.

In heartwarming pictures Oscar grins from ear to ear as his proud dad sits next to him and his mum breaks down in tears of joy.

Pupils gave Oscar a huge bunch of colourful balloons which the youngster struggled to fit inside the car.

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Jen Kelly, from the Grace Kelly Trust which helped raise 173,000 to fund his life-saving treatment, said: The Grave Kelly Trust is delighted to see Oscar returning home to the UK with his mum and dad.

Out smiles have been growing ever wider as we watched Oscars miraculous journey.

We are so proud to have been able to play a key part in Oscars bid for life-saving treatment in Singapore and it is wonderful to see Oscar doing so well following his ground-breaking treatment.

This news is amazing, not just for Oscar, but potentially for other children in a similar position in the future.

Oscar still has a way to go and will need to be shielded for a good while longer once he gets home, but he remains cancer free and smiling.

Read more:Parents spot cancer in babys eye after photo taken

Oscar leaves Hospital in Singapore. (SWNS)

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Throughout his treatment, Oscar has kept in touch with his classmates and teachers from his hospital bed via an innovative robot - nicknamed Ozzybot.

His headteacher Kate Wilcock, who organised the huge donor registration event and Ozzybot lessons, said: There have been plenty of ups and downs to get here but this is the absolute icing on the cake that hes come home, cancer free and its worked.

Our future plans now will be to support Oscar and his family and even start some learning at home.

Then we will be working really closely with Olivia, Jamie and Oscar for some transition into school.

That will be the best day when he walks back through the door at Pitmaston Primary.

Oscar made a surprise visit to his classmates on his return from Singapore. (SWNS)

When he left hospital for the final time in Singapore Ozzy, as he is affectionately nicknamed, was given a guard of honour by medical staff.

A video posted on the Hand in Hand for Oscar Facebook page, shows the youngster beaming as he is driven away and shouts: Bye hospital, thank you!

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His thrilled mum Olivia wrote: Cant quite believe it, crying bucket loads! The day weve dreamt of has now become a reality!

Were actually bringing him home!!!

You are our HERO Ozzy Bear, you truly truly are the most amazing miracle.

Enjoy every last minute of this journey darling, because YOU have owned [sic] it!

Additional reporting SWNS.

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Skincare Brands To Try Out This Summer – GirlTalkHQ

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There are so many skincare brands on the market today, their number may flood your social media feed that it may be difficult to choose the right one for you this summertime. Sensitive skin, aging, tired skin, fair, dark, or a combination, its particularly rare for a single product or brand that can nourish and protect you during this season. However, by using a variety of brands that suit you, you may achieve that glowing healthy skin youve always wanted.

Here is a list of 8 products and options that can help you obtain the perfect skin this summer:

This brand is inspired and designed by leading cosmeceutical scientists for skincare, anti-aging, removal of blemish, and other skin issues. Their products are clinically tested, which makes SkinPro represent the industrys advanced skincare technology. Its perfect for enjoying the sun during the day and experience the rejuvenating effects with strengthened efficacy while being sensitive to the skin. The formulations are made by proprietary technology to give you a special combination of active ingredients that will remedy skin problems and provide lasting results.

Pair your tan with skincare that keeps your skins aging process to a minimum while enjoying the sun. You can use the Nimni Day Cream to protect and smoothen your skin with special collagen boosting complex infused with environmental shields. Summer-soft touchable skin is truly achievable while preventing possible daytime sun damage. When the sun sets and before going to bed to close another day, use the Nimni Night Cream and take some time to yourself.

Caudalie is a French skincare brand, based on all-natural grape extracts from the Bordeaux, Champagne, and Burgundy regions. Red wine drinkers already know this to be true: grapes are high in antioxidants and resveratrol compounds and polyphenols which give the whole line its unique and successful philosophy of anti-aging.

The whole line of SK-II revolves on a special ingredient called Pitera. History has it that workers who were subjected to a fermentation substance at a Japanese factory have remarkably ageless and spotless palms. In a slew of anti-aging creams, serums, masks, and most famously a skin-brightening facial treatment essence the secret sauce was packaged up and shipped.

It is one of those skincare brands that you can apply by yourself or as an aftercare treatment based on your preferences and goals. CosmetiCare has everything you need to fix anti-aging, acne, or pigmentation so you can get a sun-radiant, healthy, vibrant complexion. Using their Amplify-Hyaluronic Acid Enhancing Serum to lighten your dry skin with moisture when strengthening the skins lipid barrier. It is especially good for your summer skin, which requires the extra boost from day to day activities to keep your skin moisturized.

Think of skincare product creativity! If youre hunting for skincare brands with coveted distinctions to be the best-selling brands, then youll meet Factor Five Skin here. With this best-selling serum, take your regimen to a whole new dimension that dares to deviate from conventional anti-aging products. Their Regenerative Serum works on wrinkles, sun spots, uneven texture, and more. Combining human stem cell growth factors with copper peptides will make your skin look renewed and restored in as little as 4 weeks!

Your time in the sun is not supposed to reveal the years of skin life. This youth-infusing bundle of skin-loving ingredients is nicely packaged in the Mature Skin Anti-Aging Kit to help you reverse or prevent premature aging. Turn back the time or stand still with this scientifically crafted and evidence-based ingredient combination. Prepare to erase the fine lines, wrinkles, and discolorations of the skin, and shrink large pores with this impressive collection of anti-aging skincare:

This summer, when you apply the Mature Skin Anti-Aging Kit to your regimen, your sun-kissed lips, eyes, and dcolletage region will be completely plumped up and beautifully radiant. Cap off the week with the Hydroxy Overnight Mask, an exfoliating and hydrating leave-on-night mask composed of salicylic acids.

If you tend to have skin that is prone to acne, oily, sun-damaged, or sensitive, then you will want to use this product a few times a week. The Aloe Veras soothing compounds help soothe drained, old skin cells when youre asleep! You can use it as a mask or even best as a spot-treatment for rare breakouts, and youd wake to clean and healthy skin.

Who wouldnt love skincare brands that make an utter joy in washing your face? Only the word Kale Cleanser makes you want to make every morning and evening a spa day in your house! Its a concentrated combination of superfoods and antioxidants that hydrate your skin while reducing oxidative damage to the blue light. Its so sweet, you should probably use it twice a day and wash the dirt and extra grime of the day away. Follow it up next with the Moisturizer Adaptogens Superfruits.

This yummy moisturizer feeds some of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients to amplify the natural development of collagen in your skin while helping to prevent free-radical damage. Then what better way to soothe your exposed skin during the summer than with the Adaptogens Superfruits Mask. The sun may be bright, but if it is not revitalized, it can quickly dull your skin. Its creamy, smooth, and not only smells great, but after just one try, it leaves your skin smooth and rejuvenated. Piper Berry is one of the skincare brands that we love for quick fixing and refreshing the skin anytime, anywhere.

With these products, youll be summer-ready to enjoy activities that you can only do when the suns out while protecting and nourishing your skin. If you have sensitive skin make sure to apply only a small amount and gradually increase when you dont show any signs of negative reaction. Investing in the protection and rejuvenation of your skin will surely hold off father time from getting his hands on your glowing face.

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Best Hair Growth Tips: 5 Food Items to Include in Your Daily Diet For Long And Strong Tresses – India.com

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Just like your skin, your hair also needs pampering to look good. For lustrous and long tresses, you need to provide your scalp and hair follicles with the essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Though there are various supplements available in the market that can stimulate your hair growth, if you wish to go natural, there is a plethora of food items that can give you the same benefit. Read further to know about foods that can promote hair growth. Also Read - Want to Promote Hair Growth And Relieve Insomnia? Opt For Spikenard Essential Oil

Being rich in procyanidin B-2, apples can stimulate epithelial cells and promote hair growth. Also, the antioxidants present in this fruit can fight against the free radicals and reduce hair damage. Even if you wish to improve your hair thickness, you can have apples as they are packed with protein. Also Read - Potential stem cell therapy may help promote hair growth

Strawberries contain vitamin C and other strong antioxidants, that can improve the health of your hair. If anecdotal evidences are to be believed, silica present in strawberries can stop hair loss and prevent the onset of baldness. Eating strawberries every day can treat dandruff and also make your hair appear shiny. Also Read - Top 5 essential oils for hair growth and how to use them

Bananas can help in hair growth by preventing dandruff and improving the quality of your scalp. Its rich nutritional content can also unclog the scalp pores. If you want your hair to impart shine, have a banana every day. It can also prevent breakage and split-ends.

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Professor: Looming COVID Surge on "Verge of Being Apocalyptic" – Futurism

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Unfortunate news for those hoping the coronavirus pandemic was fading away: models suggest that an apocalyptic resurgence could be coming in the near future.

Multiple U.S. states, including Florida, Texas, and California, are currently experiencing record daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases, CNN reports. And they all still seem to be on the upswing.

Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of Baylor College of Medicines National School of Tropical Medicine, told CNN that Houston is on track to be the most coronavirus-ravaged city in the U.S. but that other Texas cities arent far behind.

The big metro areas seem to be rising very quickly and some of the models are on the verge of being apocalyptic, Hotez told CNN.

The three states hitting record numbers right now are also the most populous in the country. Combined, their new surges put more than 27 percent of the U.S. population at risk, CNN reports.

Hotez, whos also working on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, warns that Houston in particular may quadruple its coronavirus case load over the next two weeks, which would put the same devastating strain on its healthcare system that places like New York City experienced earlier in the year.

That is really worrisome and as those numbers rise, were seeing commensurate increases in the number of hospitalizations and ICU admissions, Hotex told CNN. You get to the point where you overwhelm ICUs and thats when the mortality goes up.

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Global Stem Cells Market 2019 | How The Industry Will Witness Substantial Growth In The Upcoming Years | Exclusive Report By MRE – Cole of Duty

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This report will definitely help you make well informed decisions related to the stem cell market. The stem cell therapy market includes large number of players that are involved in development of stem cell therapies of the treatment of various diseases. Mesoblast Ltd. (Australia), Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (U.S.), Celgene Corporation (U.S.), and StemCells, Inc. (U.S.) are the key players involved in the development of stem cell therapies across the globe.

The global stem cells market is expected to grow at an incredible CAGR of 25.5% from 2018to 2024and reach a market value of US$ 586 billion by 2025. The emergence of Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells as an alternative to ESCs (embryonic stem cells), growth of developing markets, and evolution of new stem cell therapies represent promising growth opportunities for leading players in this sector.

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Due to the increased funding from Government and Private sector and rising global awareness about stem cell therapies and research are the main factors which are driving this market. A surge in therapeutic research activities funded by governments across the world has immensely propelled the global stem cells market. However, the high cost of stem cell treatment and stringent government regulations against the harvesting of stem cells are expected to restrain the growth of the global stem cells market.

The stem cell therapy market includes large number of players that are involved in development of stem cell therapies of the treatment of various diseases. Mesoblast Ltd. (Australia), Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (U.S.), Celgene Corporation (U.S.), and StemCells, Inc. (U.S.) are the key players involved in the development of stem cell therapies across the globe.

This market research report categorizes the stem cell therapy market into the following segments and sub-segments:

The Global Stem Cell Market this market is segmented on the basis of Mode of Therapy, Therapeutic Applications and Geography.

By Mode of Therapy this market is segmented on the basis of Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy Market and Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Market. Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy Market this market is segmented on the basis of CVS Diseases, CNS Diseases, GIT diseases, Eye Diseases, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Metabolic Diseases, Immune System Diseases, Wounds and Injuries and Others. Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Market this market is segmented on the basis of GIT Diseases, Musculoskeletal Disorders, CVS Diseases, CNS Diseases, Wounds and Injuries and Others. By Therapeutic Applications this market is segmented on the basis of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Metabolic Diseases, Immune System Diseases, GIT Diseases, Eye Diseases, CVS Diseases, CNS Diseases, Wounds and Injuries and Others.

By Regional Analysis this market is segmented on the basis of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World.

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Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION

2 Research Methodology

2.1 Research Data2.1.1 Secondary Data2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources2.1.2 Primary Data2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primaries2.2 Market Size Estimation2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach2.2.2 Top-Down Approach2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Industry Insights

7 Global Stem Cell Therapy Market, By Type

8 Global Stem Cell Therapy Market, By Therapeutic Application

9 Global Stem Cell Therapy Market, By Cell Source

10 Stem Cell Therapy Market, By Region

11 Competitive Landscape

12 Company Profiles

12.1 Introduction

12.1.1 Geographic Benchmarking

12.2 Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.

12.3 Medipost Co., Ltd.

12.4 Anterogen Co., Ltd.

12.5 Pharmicell Co., Ltd.

12.6 Holostem Terapie Avanzate Srl

12.7 JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.

12.8 Nuvasive, Inc.

12.9 RTI Surgical, Inc.

12.10 Allosource

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Recovering from Cancer, a Stem Cell Transplant and Coronavirus – Cancer Health Treatment News

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Dana-Farber Patient Recovering Well After Cancer and the Coronavirus

Pam Dobay is a warrior. In the last three years, the 67-year-old has dealt with a cancer diagnosis and stem cell transplant before recently contracting the coronavirus.

None of it was easy, but today, Dobay is recovering at home. She says she cannot begin to express the gratitude she feels towards everyone who has cared for her, including her Dana-Farber care team and her family.

When this is all over, I want to show everyone at Dana-Farber what they did, and thank them for everything, says Dobay.

A Blood Cancer Diagnosis

In February 2018, Dobay was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a blood disorder in which the bone marrow is unable to produce healthy red blood cells. Dobays primary care physician first worried something wasnt right after her test results from routine blood work came back abnormal. Myelofibrosis is a precursor condition for leukemia, meaning it puts those who are diagnosed at a much higher chance of developing the disease.

Dobay, who lives in Holbrook, MA, was placed under the care ofCorey Cutler, MD, MPH, medical director of theAdult Stem Cell Transplantation Programat Dana-Farber/Brigham and Womens Cancer Center. Initially, she was given blood transfusions to help her body compensate for the bone marrows inability to produce red blood cells. This treatment is not designed to be a permanent fix, despite being highly effective for a short period of time: Eventually, Dobay would need a bone marrow transplant.

In September 2018, just six months after her diagnosis, Dobay underwent areduced-intensity transplant(sometimes referred to as a mini-transplant). Mini-transplant patients receive lower doses of chemotherapy than are used in a full-intensity transplant, and in general, receive no radiation therapy. The reduced-intensity procedure was developed for older patients and others who often cant tolerate the harsh side effects of full-intensity treatments.

The procedure still proved to be difficult for Dobay, who ended up in the intensive care unit (ICU) due to complications. This was a possibility her care team had prepared for, and slowly, her condition improved. While she still has some symptoms of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), she and her family including Robert Dobay, her husband of 45 years hoped this would be her toughest test.

This article was originally published on June 18, 2020, by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It is republished with permission.

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