The announcement was made by Professor Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, the head of the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Research Center who won the world's top researcher award in Thalassemia and cancer treatment in 2012.
"Iran ranks the second in the world in treating thalassemia and transplanting stem cells," professor Ghavamzadeh told FNA.
Ghavamzadeh, who won the Distinguished Service Award from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research in 2012, also reiterated that 85% of thalassemic people in Iran are fully cured and return to their normal lives if their disease is diagnosed at early stages. Read More
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