Blood & Marrow Transplant/Blood Cancers

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    Arlene Kurland

    Decision to Participate in a Cancer Clinical Trial a "No-Brainer" for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

    Arlene R. Kurland was treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the UMGCC. She was treated by Dr. Aaron P. Rapoport, associate professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a specialist in blood cancers...

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    Barry Stevens

    Cancer Treatment Experience Leads Former Patient to Become Medical Center

    If security department employee Barry Stevens greets visitors and staff at the University of Maryland Medical Center with just a slightly warmer smile or perhaps a bit more empathy than most, there's a good reason. A brush with a life-threatening illness four years ago -- and his own experience being treated for cancer...

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    Bob Viti

    Multiple Myeloma Patient Returns to Active Lifestyle and Raises Awareness for Cancer Research

    Thurmont, MD resident Bob Viti is a husband, father, competitive triathlete, high school educator and soccer coach. Bob was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2007, had a stem cell transplant in March 2008, and is now on maintenance therapy. 

  • Ellen Kaner Bresnick

    Ellen Bresnick

    Clinical Trial Provides Promising New Treatment for Waldenström's Patient

    Ellen Kaner Bresnick is used to doing her homework. A veteran English teacher of 36 years, she wasted no time researching everything she could find on the Internet when she was first diagnosed with a rare blood cancer in February of 2006...

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    Ellen Diener

    CML Patient Finds Transplant Team a Comfort

    Eileen Diener was treated in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the UMGCC. Since her successful treatment, the mother of three has entered a Master’s program at the University of Maryland School of Social Work with the goal of becoming a social worker in the BMT program where she was once a patient...

  • Gary Jobson

    Gary Jobson

    America's Ambassador of Sailing Goes from Cancer Advocate to Cancer Survivor

    World-class sailor and America's Cup winner Gary Jobson has led ambitious expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica, won practically every sailing award there is, and been inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame. He was among the NBC commentators during the sailing events in the 2008 Summer Olympic...

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    John Burkey

    Multiple Myeloma Patient Pays It Forward

    If you live in the Western Maryland town of Cumberland and are diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma, you probably know John Burkey.

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    Julie Shub

    Preserving Fertility Before Cancer Treatment Allows Young Lymphoma Survivor to Realize Her Dream of Parenthood

    In 2001, Julie Shub was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. One month after finishing chemotherapy, Julie discovered her lymphoma had returned. Her oncologist referred her to Dr. Aaron Rapoport at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center...

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    Phillip Koubik

    Survivor of Rare Lymphoma Looks Forward to the Future

    Phillip Koubik was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in 2007. He was treated at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC), where he received a stem cell transplant in 2009. He has been in remission since October 2009...

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    Sarah DeGraves

    Celebrating Her Recovery from Leukemia Treatment and a Stem Cell Transplant, Survivor Runs Half Marathon to Raise Funds for Leukemia Research

    At age 22, Sarah DeGraves was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, and underwent a stem cell transplant at the UMGCC. She marked her five-year post-transplant anniversary by running...

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    Silvia Stetz

    Leukemia Survivor Sylvia Stetz is "Forever Grateful" for the Excellent Care She Received at UMGCC

    In December 2004, Sylvia Stetz visited her doctor to receive treatment for pneumonia. Her condition rapidly deteriorated, causing her doctor to send her to the hospital for evaluation. After performing a bone marrow test, Sylvia was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)...

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    Susan Marcheski

    Trials and Triumphs: How Clinical Trials Can Offer New Hope to Cancer Patients

    Clinical trials play a very important role in improving the survival and quality of life of patients with many types of cancer. By participating in a research study or cancer clinical trial, individuals touched by cancer have an opportunity to help in the fight against cancer by making progress towards...

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