Archive for June, 2015

01 JunLeading to organ failure and death to produce.

AL amyloidosis occurs when clonal plasma cells in bone marrow proteins that misfold and deposit in tissues, leading to organ failure and death to produce. Between 1,200 and 3,200 new cases each year in the United States, although researchers believe the disease is rarely diagnosed.

To determine whether a second course of treatment may be beneficial, the researchers wrote of this study of 62 patients, of whom 17 patients, a second course of high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation support and the Amyloid Research Fund at Boston University. Read more…