Luke R Akard

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The incidence and clinical relevance of tumor cells contaminating the stem cell products of patients with advanced breast cancer treated with high-dose chemotherapy is uncertain because prior studies used small sample sizes and lacked standardization of the immunocytochemistry (ICC) detection method used. We evaluated blood stem cell and bone marrow samples(More)
Although peripheral blood stem cell collections (PBSC) are thought to have less tumor involvement than bone marrow (BM), the incidence of circulating tumor cells in patients with breast cancer has not been widely investigated. We prospectively investigated the incidence and viability of tumor cell involvement in PBSC and BM collections from breast cancer(More)
Tandem autotransplants are used to treat advanced testis cancer patients but their value compared to a single autotransplant is unknown. To evaluate the results of autotransplant in relapsed testicular/germ cell cancer, data from 300 patients undergoing autotransplants 1989-2002 were reported to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant(More)
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