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The Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s researchers are active members of the Children's Oncology Group, a national group of pediatric oncologists whose work includes investigational treatments for newly diagnosed patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and those who experience relapse. Studies also seek to improve the supportive care of patients undergoing treatment.
The Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Stem Cell Transplant Center is one of only eight institutions around the country that is investigating the use of umbilical cord transplantation.
Also under study is a new method for preventing graft versus host disease, a serious complication that occurs when transplanted cells do not recognize the tissues and organs of your child’s body and react against the your child’s tissue. The result of this treatment approach, if it continues to be as successful, will be that the degree of match between donor and the recipient will not need to be particularly close, greatly increasing the pool of potential donors for each patient. This could also eliminate the need for long-term drug therapy traditionally needed to treat graft versus host disease.
Other types of treatment currently being studied include:
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”