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Increasing numbers of patients have received autologous stem cell transplants (ASCT) for hematologic malignancies. Since only a fraction of these patients are cured, physicians are more frequently faced with the dilemma of how to manage relapse post-transplant. Potential advantages of allogeneic transplantation (alloBMT) over ASCT include lack of graft(More)
PBSC are the preferred source of stem cells for autologous transplantation. However, regardless of the mobilization procedure used, 10%-20% of patients fail to collect an adequate number to ensure prompt engraftment. There is as yet no standard mobilization procedure for patients who fail a first mobilization attempt. Here, we describe a highly efficient(More)
We designed a randomized, prospective three-arm mobilization study to determine the kinetics of peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) mobilization in 60 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients primed with cyclophosphamide (CTX) in combination with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) (arm A), granulocyte-macrophage (GM)-CSF (arm B) or GM-CSF/G-CSF (arm(More)
Bone marrow transplantation is the only curative treatment in adult patients with AML who fail to attain a complete remission or who experience a relapse. Unfortunately, the median age for patients with AML is estimated to be 62 years, which precludes allogeneic BMT for a significant number of patients with AML. For patients with relapsed AML who lack an(More)
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