Autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma: a report of 259 cases from the Spanish Registry. Spanish Registry for Transplant in MM (Grupo Español de Trasplante Hematopoyético-GETH) and PETHEMA.


Between January 1989 and November 1995, 259 patients with multiple myeloma (MM), 22 stage I, 57 stage II and 180 stage III at diagnosis were treated with myeloablative high-dose therapy followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation. The median time from diagnosis to transplantation was 17 months (6-112). At the time of transplant… (More)