Hematology

Welcome to your home for all things Mayo Clinic Hematology. At Mayo Clinic, hematologists work in collaboration with teams of experts from virtually every medical and surgical specialty for the care of adults and children with blood diseases, including various cancers of the blood and bone marrow.

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Dec 14, 2018

Immunotherapy to fight cancer: Dual-immunomodulation

By Mayo Clinic Hematology Staff @mayoclinichematologystaff
Cancer cells have learned and evolved to display a protein on their surface that sends a negative stopping signal to our immune system, halting our immune system from activating and recognizing the cancer cells. Immunotherapy tries to induce our immune system to recognize and kill the cancer by blocking [...]
Immunotherapy to fight cancer: Dual-immunomodulation
Dec 6, 2018

Immunotherapy to fight cancer: What is it and how does it work?

By Mayo Clinic Hematology Staff @mayoclinichematologystaff
Let’s start by refreshing our understanding of how our immune system works (in case you can't recall your high school biology course in perfect detail). Our immune system fights invaders, such as germs, throughout our body. Another important function of our immune system is to recognize and destroy cancer cells that [...]
Immunotherapy to fight cancer: What is it and how does it work?
Nov 12, 2018

Donating Bone Marrow & How it is Used

By Mayo Clinic Hematology Staff @mayoclinichematologystaff
https://youtu.be/IH6zRK7BivA Every year, thousands of people in the U.S. are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases, such as leukemia or lymphoma, for which a stem cell transplant is the best or the only treatment. Donated blood stem cells are needed for these transplants. November is National Marrow Awareness [...]
Donating Bone Marrow & How it is Used
Oct 22, 2018

Multiple Myeloma: Patients and caregivers support meeting

By Mayo Clinic Hematology Staff @mayoclinichematologystaff
Ilse Hein was diagnosed with multiple myeloma during a hospitalization for pneumonia in 1992 in her hometown of Barrington, Illinois. Encouraged by her local physicians, Ilse traveled to Rochester, Minnesota, and spent a week at Mayo Clinic. After years of surveillance at Mayo Clinic, Ilse's team of physicians recommended [...]
Multiple Myeloma: Patients and caregivers support meeting
Oct 15, 2018

Young Cancer Patient Finds Answers (and “Rainbows”) at Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Hematology Staff @mayoclinichematologystaff
Alley Downing was marking a milestone. She'd finished her last chemotherapy treatment, and to celebrate, she got a crown: a beautiful henna design that rested where her hair had been just months earlier. The whirlwind journey to that royal ending started in April, when Alley began to feel [...]
Young Cancer Patient Finds Answers (and “Rainbows”) at Mayo Clinic

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