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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Apr 10, 2019

How patients can help their providers better understand side effects of cancer treatment

By Justin McClanahan @JustinMcClanahan
"Patients are their own best advocates," says Gita Thanarajasingam, M.D.. "They know what is, or isn't, tolerable for them and we are harnessing technology to collect information from patients directly." Chemotherapy for lymphoma, and other cancers, can have many side-effects that affect each patient differently. Dr. Thanarajasingam's research focuses on [...]
Apr 2, 2019

CAR-T cell Therapy: Side-effects and neurotoxicity

By Justin McClanahan @JustinMcClanahan
Mayo Clinic neurologist, Michael Ruff, M.D., discusses some potential side-effects of CAR-T treatment. Learn more about how CAR-T affects the immune system and a side-effect similar to delirium called neurotoxicity. Neurotoxicity can routinely cause difficulties with: Attention Carrying on conversation Patient expressing themselves In [...]
Mar 21, 2019

Novel ways to monitor the immune system in lymphoma clinical trials

By Justin McClanahan @JustinMcClanahan
Mayo Clinic hematologist, J.C. Villasboas, M.D., discusses a new way to measure and monitor a lymphoma patient's immune system during treatment. What used to take five or more blood draws, can now be done in one using what is called mass cytometry. The benefit for the patient is less [...]
Novel ways to monitor the immune system in lymphoma clinical trials
Mar 7, 2019

CAR-T cell Therapy: The Patient Journey

By Justin McClanahan @JustinMcClanahan
Mayo Clinic hematologist, Dr. Yi Lin, discusses what a patient can expect when undergoing chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) at Mayo Clinic. Learn more about the process of: Evaluation Required procedures What to expect during treatment and Potential side-effects. Mayo [...]
Feb 20, 2019

CAR-T cell Therapy: What is it and what does it treat?

By Mayo Clinic Hematology Staff @mayoclinichematologystaff
Mayo Clinic's CAR-T Cell Therapy Program offers a new cancer immunotherapy that involves genetically modifying T cells to activate the immune system to recognize and destroy certain cancers. Mayo Clinic hematologist, Dr. Yi Lin, explains what chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) is and what types of [...]

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