Published in Cancer Weekly, July 1st, 2003
"Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) is frequently considered as treatment for relapsed childhood" ALL, researchers in Germany explained. "For patients without a matched sibling donor, SCT from unrelated donors (UD-SCT) has been increasingly performed during the past years."
"However, UD-SCT-related mortality and morbidity is still considerable, and the question remains as to which patients are at such high risk of recurrence that UD-SCT is indicated and, conversely, which patients do not require transplantation for long-term...
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