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100 questions & answers about bone marrow and stem cell transplantation
Ewa Carrier
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Jones & Bartlett Learning
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For people fighting many kinds of disease, bone marrow transplantation or stem cell transplantation may be the only realistic chance of a cure -- but the procedure is complicated and frightening, with many long-term ramifications. How do you decide whether this method of treatment is for you? Along with your physician's advice, let 100 Questions and Answers About Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation be your guide. It is the only book that offers the first-hand experiences of a patient and the perspective of a transplant doctor to provide you with authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone considering a bone marrow or stem cell transplantation.

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Ewa Carrier, MD, was born in Poland. Her medical training has been international in scope, including studies in Poland, Hungary, Italy, England, and the Unites States. Residency and research fellowships at Stanford University Medical Center, Children's Medical Center in Northern California, and the Division of Pediatric Transplant Program at the University of California San Francisco culminated in a clinical faculty position at the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF. She later moved to the University of California San Diego in 1998 to establish her own laboratory. She is currently associated with the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at UCSD. Her laboratory is dedicated to studying the biology of stem cells and their ability to trans-differentiate and repair tissues. Dr. Carrier has developed clinical programs to transplant autoimmune diseases, such as lupus erythematosus and Crohn's disease, noting "I want to devote my life to treatment of various malignant and non-malignant diseases in the most non-toxic manner possible." Beyond her work, she has two children, a 16-year-old daughter who is a competitive diver and an 18-year-old son who plays basketball.

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Bone marrow - Transplantation - Popular works.|Stem cells - Transplantation - Popular works.
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