Autologous Stem Cell Transplant May Age Immune Cells as Much as 30 Years

University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, by tracking p16INK4a, a molecular marker that has been shown to increase in white blood cells as people age, have uncovered clues suggesting that stem cell transplant is linked to a marked increase in the “molecular age” of these immune cells in a group of patients with hematologic malignancies. 

 The ASCO Post