BMT Patient Stories
Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to blood and marrow transplantation. All Focus articles are also available.
Volunteer to be a Hero
Seventy percent of those who need a blood or marrow transplant don’t have a family match. You could be a hero to someone with leukemia, lymphoma, or other deadly illnesses. A simple swab from inside your cheek adds you to the Be The Match Registry.
Cancer with a "Double Hit"
People with double-hit lymphoma face a grim prognosis. Cancer researchers from several centers recently collaborated on a study that will help oncologists identify the best way to treat and test for this rare and deadly cancer.
Latest Treatments, Local Care
When a tumor wrapped around her heart didn't respond to treatment, Dr. Philip Manno drew on the technology and the experience of colleagues at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to find new approaches for his patient's Hodgkin lymphoma. Now she's cancer free.
Dedicated to Care and Success
Cancers of the blood, marrow, and lymph nodes—the various leukemias, lymphomas, and myelomas that together are called hematological malignancies—can be stealth diseases.