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''It seems more than ever likely that blood-derived stem tive capacity. 47-49 In the allogeneic setting, mobilized blood cells have also been used instead of BM. 50 Umbilical cord cells will replace marrow for many indications. .. '' or placental blood cells are another source of hematopoietic cells for transplantation 51 but are outside the scope of this… (More)
Women with primary breast cancer associated with extensive axillary node involvement or large primary tumors have a very poor prognosis despite treatment with standard-dose adjuvant chemotherapy. In an attempt to improve the outlook of these patients, we investigated the safety and feasibility of delivering three cycles of high-dose epirubicin and… (More)
Administration of donor T cells expressing the herpes simplex-thymidine kinase (HS-tk) with a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation could allow, if graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was to occur, a selective in vivo depletion of these T cells by the use of ganciclovir (GCV). The study evaluates the feasibility of such an approach. Escalating numbers… (More)
In a Phase I study, melphalan 140 mg/m2 was administered to 8 patients with disseminated malignant melanoma. Marrow was removed from the patients immediately before melphalan administration and returned i.v. 8 h later. Studies on marrow culture and melphalan pharmacokinetics predicted that this was a safe time to administer non-cryopreserved marrow. Four… (More)
In 3 years, 118 patients with Hodgkin's disease have completed chemotherapy with chlorambucil, vinblastine, procarbazine and prednisolone (Ch1VPP). The complete remission rates were 90% for 29 patients previously treated with radiotherapy, 67% for 73 patients previously untreated and 44% for 16 patients with prior chemotherapy. The 3-year survival rates for… (More)
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