Ex Vivo Manipulation of Peripheral Blood CD34+ Cells

  • W. Brugger
  • S. Scheding
  • H.-J. Bühring
  • W. Vogel
  • B. Ziegler
  • P. Brossart
  • G. Stuhler
  • L. Kanz
Conference paper
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 39)


The success of autologous peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) transplantation is challenged by relapse of malignant disease which might — at least in part — be mediated by graft contaminating tumor cells. Although the clinical role of tumor cell depletion still remains to be demonstrated in prospective, randomized trials, multiple purging strategies are currently pursued in the context of autologous stem cell transplantation. This report is discussing ex vivo manipulations of PBPC transplants with respect to purging of tumor cells, including the positive selection of CD34+ cells with or without negative depletion as well as ex vivo expansion techniques. In addition, adoptive immunotherapy strategies using ex vivo generated autologous dendritic cells for the treatment of minimal residual disease after stem cell transplantation will be discussed.


Minimal Residual Disease Stem Cell Factor Autologous Bone Marrow Peripheral Blood CD34 Genitor Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Brugger
    • 1
  • S. Scheding
    • 1
  • H.-J. Bühring
    • 1
  • W. Vogel
    • 1
  • B. Ziegler
    • 1
  • P. Brossart
    • 1
  • G. Stuhler
    • 1
  • L. Kanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HematologyOncology and Immunology University of TübingenTübingenGermany

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