Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

Treatment with Early Stem Cell Transplant Improves Outcomes in Aggressive NHL (11-12-2013)

Early autologous stem cell transplantation resulted in improved progression-free survival in patients with high-intermediate risk or high-risk disease who experienced a response to induction therapy, according to the results of a study published in the... Continue Reading

Zevalin Plus BEAM Chemotherapy Superior to BEAM Alone in Aggressive Lymphoma (03-22-2013)

Standard-dose Zevalin┬« (ibritumomab tiuxetan) combined with BEAM high-dose chemotherapy is safe and possibly more effective than BEAM therapy alone as a conditioning regimen for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), according to the results of... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapy for Children Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant (07-19-2010)

Complementary therapies such as massage and humor therapy may not help children cope with the potential emotional distress associated with stem cell transplantation, according to findings recently reported in Cancer. Stem cell transplantation involves... Continue Reading

Kepivance Reduces Toxicity of High-dose Therapy for Multiple Myeloma (03-24-2010)

Among patients undergoing high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma, a three-day short course of Kepivance┬« (palifermin) reduces the toxicity of treatment. These results were published in the Annals of Oncology. Multiple... Continue Reading

Stem Cell Transplant Procedures Vary Throughout the World (03-8-2009)

Stem Cell Transplant Procedures Vary Throughout the World Stem cell transplant practices vary substantially among physicians treating adults and children with hematologic malignancies (cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukemias and lymphomas).... Continue Reading