"I am glad that taking part in a trial might help others on their own cancer journey.”
A study of unrelated cord blood transplants for people with cancers of the blood or lymphatic system
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This study was looking at using umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors for people who have leukaemia, lymphoma or myelodysplastic syndrome.
If you have
A donor must have similar
Before a transplant, you have chemotherapy sometimes with radiotherapy. This is called conditioning. In this study, researchers were using unrelated cord blood to treat adults having 1 of 3 different types of conditioning.
The aims of the study were to see if this treatment is possible (a pilot study) and safe, and whether it helps people who need a transplant but don’t have a suitable adult donor.
Summary of results
This trial was never finished so there are no results available. The researchers were unable to recruit enough patients.
How to join a clinical trial
Prof Antonio Pagliuca
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust