Umbilical cord blood transplantation supported by third-party donor cells: rationale, results, and applications.


Low incidence of graft-versus-host disease provides the major rational for pursuing umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cell transplantation (SCT). Considerable evidence also suggests a lower rate of recurrence after UCB SCT than after transplantation from adult donors. Recent advances in understanding of the human fetal immune development provide a rational… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2012.11.001


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