Advances in Stem Cell Transplants
A stem cell transplant is a lifesaving treatment that provides healthy stem cells for patients with blood cancers and other diseases.
Daughter Donates Stem Cells to Honor Dad’s Successful Transplant
Lauren Marsden joined DKMS/Delete Blood Cancer Registry during freshman orientation at St. Anselm’s College for the same reason she majored in nursing: She wanted to help others.
Breast Reconstruction: New Surgical Approaches
Plastic surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) are now offering women several new options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.
Making a New Robotic Prosthesis a Reality
A fundamentally new type of amputation procedure developed by Brigham and Women's Hospital experts preserves muscle relationships and normal signalling between the muscles and the brain.
Marine Veteran Receives the Gift of New Arms
Seven years ago, now-retired Marine Sergeant John Peck lost both of his legs and a large part of each arm after stepping on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan during his second tour of duty. Last summer, he underwent a bilateral arm transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
One Incredible Gift Changes the Lives of Many Families
Last year, Christine Gentry donated one of her kidneys through the BWH Living Donor Program. Her donation ultimately removed 28 people across the country from the transplant list in the third-longest chain of kidney transplants in the world.
Medical Mystery: A Genetic Syndrome Scarred This Patient’s Lungs
When Laurie Chandler met Hilary J. Goldberg, MD, MPH, she had developed end-stage pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive lung disease that scars and stiffens the air sacs within the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.