Autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation as first line treatment of multiple myeloma: an Italian Multicenter Study.

@article{Tribalto2000AutologousPB,
  title={Autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation as first line treatment of multiple myeloma: an Italian Multicenter Study.},
  author={Maurizio Tribalto and S. Amadori and Laura Cudillo and Tommaso Caravita and Giovanni Del Poeta and Giovanna Meloni and Giuseppe Avvisati and Maria Teresa Petrucci and Alessandro Pulsoni and Giuseppe Leone and Simona Sica and Maurizio Martelli and Antonio Tabilio and Giuseppe Fioritoni and Ignazio Majolino and Franco Mandelli},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={52-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The outcome of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) has not changed markedly since the introduction of melphalan and prednisone. In recent years several studies have investigated the role of intensive therapy followed by infusion of autologous peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) together with the administration of hematopoietic growth factors. In this study we evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of a PBSC transplantation program for patients with de novo MM in a… CONTINUE READING

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