Modified protocol prior to marrow transplant benefits older patients

01/11/2013 | Oncology Nurse Advisor online

A uniform reduced-intensity conditioning regimen before blood cell transplant in people older than 60 with acute myeloid leukemia in clinical remission resulted in increased two-year disease-free survival compared with conventional therapies in a study. The disease-free survival rate was 39% with the method, said Dr. Steven M. Devine of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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