Clinical trial gives new hope to patients without matched donors
In 2016, Arrow provided a grant of $100,000 to a clinical trial offering hope to transplant patients without a matched donor.
The trial started with patients at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and has now grown to include three more hospitals with one more expected to join in 2018.
The trial has the ability to provide the 20% of patients who couldn’t previously obtain a stem cell transplant with a donor. It is an exciting development in the treatment of leukaemia and gives a chance of cure for those patients who previously had little hope.
The trial will continue in 2018.