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City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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Stem cell transplants found to improve survival, quality of life for severe cases of scleroderma

January 8, 2018 | Denise Heady

Many people are familiar with stem cell transplants as lifesaving procedures that are often used for people diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder. But now, a new study has found that stem cell transplants are a safe and effective curative treatment option for patients with scleroderma, an serious autoimmune disorder that causes hardening of the skin and problems with internal organs like the lungs, heart and gastrointestinal system.

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