E. Donnall Thomas, Nobel winner for bone-marrow transplant advances dies

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Nobel Laureate Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, whose groundbreaking work in bone-marrow transplants launched Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, died Saturday. He was 92 and had been suffering from cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Thomas pioneered bone-marrow transplantation, a lifesaving procedure for people with leukemia and other cancers of the blood. It and its sister therapy, blood stem-cell transplantation, work by destroying a patient’s diseased bone marrow with near-lethal doses of radiation and/or chemotherapy, then transplanting healthy marrow.

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