Save the Cord Foundation and WellSky are proud to welcome Kristin Kleinhofer, cancer survivor and double cord blood transplant recipient, as our featured speaker for the next edition of Share the Science on Thursday, February 22nd at 2pm US Eastern Time / 11am US Pacific Time.
Join us to hear Kristin describe her personal experience as a cord blood transplant recipient.
Share the Science is a free webinar series focused on the cord blood industry and the latest research in this field. As always, we invite both health professionals and the general public to join us for this unique online educational series. Learn more about this exciting educational series here.
Innovations in cancer treatment bring new hope to ALL patients: Combining CAR-T & Cord Blood
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a cancer that attacks both the bone marrow and blood. In adults, it is particularly difficult to treat because the cancer can move so quickly. When not treated, a patient may have only months to live. Given these odds, doctors are racing against time to find a cure for ALL patients.
Kristin Kleinhofer was one of those patients. Her battle began in 2010 when she was diagnosed with ALL and doctors started her on intense in-patient chemotherapy. For two years, she endured this treatment only to have the cancer return in early 2014.
As Kristin explains, unfortunately, her doctors told her that a stem cell transplant would only be possible if she could first go into remission. She needed a fighting chance and so this became the new goal. . . remission, then transplant. However, time was not on her side and her family encouraged her to look at new treatments and she enrolled in various clinical trials, one after another. Each failed.
By late 2014, her cancer appeared to be winning. But, her doctors learned of a new clinical trial for which she could be the perfect candidate. Her doctors recommended her for an innovative clinical trial using CAR-T therapy. The trial was a success and, finally, this therapy put her into remission.
It was at this point that the search began for a matching donor for a stem cell transplant. And this is where we invite you to join us on February 22nd to meet Kristin and hear first-hand how she beat ALL with a cord blood transplant.
Register now for this exclusive webinar and celebrate Kristin's 9th year of being cancer free!
SHARE THE SCIENCE
Cancer Survivor - Cord Blood Recipient
"Cord Blood for ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia)"
Free webinar. Open to the public.
Thursday, February 22nd - 2pm US Eastern Time / 11am US Pacific Time
About the speaker
We wish to thank Kristin Kleinhofer for volunteering her time to speak on
Share the Science and sharing her experience as a cord blood transplant recipient.
We also wish to also thank our generous sponsor and partner for this event,
WellSky Health, who continue to support cord blood
education through our “Share the Science” series.
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