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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Dr. Yi Lin, chair of the Cellular Therapeutics Cross-Disciplinary Group at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, explains how chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) works and where the research is headed next.
Learn more about the basics of the breakthrough cancer treatment and where [...]