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Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2011 Dec;25(6):1319-39, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2011.08.001.

Novel transplant strategies in adults with acute leukemia.

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Department of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.

Abstract

Autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is regularly used as a curative treatment option for patients with various disorders, including acute leukemia in adults. The past decade has witnessed dramatic improvements in the reduction of treatment-related mortality (TRM), in part attributable to improved supportive care but also due to better graft selection and donor-to-recipient matching regimens, and the emergence of reduced-intensity conditioning in place of myeloablative conditioning. Despite these advances, HCT remains plagued by the risk of relapse or failure due to graft-versus-host disease, infectious complications, and TRM. This article reviews new approaches that may improve overall patient outcome.

PMID:
22093589
DOI:
10.1016/j.hoc.2011.08.001
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