Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for natural killer-cell lineage neoplasms

  title={Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for natural killer-cell lineage neoplasms},
  author={Ritsuro Suzuki and Junji Suzumiya and Shigeo Nakamura and Yoshitoyo Kagami and J Kameoka and Chikara Sakai and Harumi Mukai and Katsuto Takenaka and Takayuki Yoshino and Toyonori Tsuzuki and Hiroki Sugimori and Keisei Kawa and Yoshihisa Kodera and Kazuo Oshimi},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
Neoplasms of natural killer (NK)-lineage are rare. Their prognosis is generally poor except for cases of solitary nasal NK-cell lymphoma. The NK-cell Tumor Study Group performed a survey in Japan on patients diagnosed between 1994 and 1998. Of 228 patients selected for analysis, 40 underwent HSCT (15 allografts and 25 autografts). The underlying diseases were myeloid/NK cell precursor acute leukemia (n=4), blastic NK-cell lymphoma (n=11), aggressive NK-cell leukemia (n=3), and nasal-type… CONTINUE READING