Cd 34+ cells and clonogenicity of peripheral blood stem cells during chemotherapy treatment in association with granulocyte colony stimulating factor in osteosarcoma.

The introduction of aggressive chemotherapy in the treatment of osteosarcoma has improved the long-term outcome for these patients. With the increasing aggressiveness of chemotherapy protocols, hematopoietic growth factors have emerged as useful adjuncts involving, in some cases, rescue by peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) infusion to assist faster recovery… (More)