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Blood. 1987 Jul;70(1):324-6.

Marrow transplantation for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second remission.


Fifty-seven children between the ages of 3 and 17 years with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in chemotherapy-induced second bone marrow remission were given cyclophosphamide, total body irradiation, and bone marrow transplants from HLA-matched donors. Sixteen died of transplant-related complications. Eighteen relapsed between 56 and 833 days after transplantation, and 16 died of leukemia. Two survive in remission off treatment following chemotherapy. Twenty-three survive in continuous remission from 1.4 to 10.4 years after transplantation and the actuarial analysis shows disease-free survival of 40% with a plateau extending from 2.5 to 10.4 years.

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