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Treatment of relapse after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation

  • Sergio A. Giralt
  • Koen Van Besien
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 84)

Abstract

Disease relapse after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for hematologic malignancies remains the single most important cause of treatment failure [1–4]. Improvements in supportive care, prophylaxis of graft versus host disease (GVHD), and treatment of infectious complications have resulted in a decrease in transplant-related mortality during the years. However, modifications in the conditioning regimen and other strategies to prevent relapse have failed, and the relapse rate after allogeneic transplant has remained constant throughout the years [5,6].

Keywords

Bone Marrow Transplantation Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Graft Versus Host Disease Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation 
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  • Sergio A. Giralt
  • Koen Van Besien

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