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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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 [...]
Jan 25, 2019

‘Almost Like You Won the Lottery’: CAR-T Cell Therapy Gives Cancer Patients New Hope

By Mayo Clinic Hematology Staff @mayoclinichematologystaff
Imagine if you could "re-train" the body's immune system to attack and kill a very specific target. That's essentially how Mohamed Kharfan Dabaja, M.D., director of the blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapies programs at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, would like you to think about CAR-T cell therapy. For some people [...]
‘Almost Like You Won the Lottery’: CAR-T Cell Therapy Gives Cancer Patients New Hope
Jan 3, 2019

Mayo Clinic researchers identify new strategies that may improve CAR-T cell therapy

By Mayo Clinic Hematology Staff @mayoclinichematologystaff
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed two new strategies that may improve the performance of chimeric antigen receptor therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) in treating cancer. They are presenting results of their preclinical research at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego. Reducing toxicity in CAR-T cell therapy [...]
Mayo Clinic researchers identify new strategies that may improve CAR-T cell therapy
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?

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