Discovery May Help Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Study
5/6/2013 7:26:45 AM
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Cancer chemotherapy can cause peripheral neuropathy -- nerve damage often resulting in pain and muscle weakness in the arms and legs. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered that chemo also induces an insidious type of nerve damage inside bone marrow that can cause delays in recovery after bone marrow transplantation. The findings, made in mice and published online today in Nature Medicine, suggest that combining chemotherapy with nerve-protecting agents may prevent long-term bone marrow injury that causes anemia and may improve the success of bone marrow transplants.
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