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Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Jan;20(1):4-13. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2013.08.012. Epub 2013 Sep 7.

Proceedings from the National Cancer Institute's Second International Workshop on the Biology, Prevention, and Treatment of Relapse After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: part III. Prevention and treatment of relapse after allogeneic transplantation.

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Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant Program, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.
Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.
Experimental Transplantation Immunology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, Bethesda, Maryland. Electronic address:
Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.
Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, Bethesda, Maryland; Current: Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
Klinikum Augsburg, University of Munich, Munich, Germany.


In the Second Annual National Cancer Institute's Workshop on the Biology, Prevention, and Treatment of Relapse after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, the Scientific/Educational Session on the Prevention and Treatment of Relapse after Allogeneic Transplantation highlighted progress in developing new therapeutic approaches since the first relapse workshop. Recent insights that might provide a basis for the development of novel, practical clinical trials were emphasized, including utilization of newer agents, optimization of donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI), and investigation of novel cellular therapies. Dr. de Lima discussed pre-emptive and maintenance strategies to prevent relapse after transplantation, for example, recent promising results suggestive of enhanced graft-versus-tumor activity with hypomethylating agents. Dr. Schmid provided an overview of adjunctive strategies to improve cell therapy for relapse, including cytoreduction before DLI, combination of targeted agents with DLI, and considerations in use of second transplantations. Dr. Porter addressed strategies to enhance T cell function, including ex vivo activated T cells and T cell engineering, and immunomodulatory approaches to enhance T cell function in vivo, including exogenous cytokines and modulation of costimulatory pathways.


Allogeneic; Prevention; Relapse; Stem cell transplantation; Treatment

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