Treatment for autoimmune diseases may include drugs that suppress the immune system as well as therapies that target specific organs affected. There are no known cures for autoimmune diseases. In some cases, however, stem cell transplants are used to prevent the progression of the disease and to lessen symptoms.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers are excited about the development of two drugs that offer the best hope yet for people suffering from autoimmune disease.
If your condition is one that requires a bone marrow transplant, be sure to visit the Bone Marrow Transplant section.