Hematopoietic growth factors and leukemia.

  title={Hematopoietic growth factors and leukemia.},
  author={Richard M Stone},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  volume={4 1},
Hematopoietic growth factors, particularly granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, can be used as supportive agents to enhance bone marrow recovery after the administration of myelosuppressive chemotherapy given for nonmyeloid neoplasms. The use of these agents in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome poses novel opportunities and challenges due to their direct effects on the neoplastic cells, which represent the… CONTINUE READING