Stem-cell transplantation in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: the time for designing randomized studies has arrived.


Stem-cell transplantation in conjunction with myeloablative therapy has evolved as a standard treatment option for patients with several hematologic malignancies, including chemosensitive, relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and untreated multiple myeloma. The pharmacologic basis for this treatment includes a favorable tumor dose-response curve that abrogates… (More)