Stem cell transplants from unrelated donors do well in myeloma study

03/30/2012 |

A French study published in the European Journal of Hematology found that nonmyeloablative donor stem cell transplant from unrelated donors can benefit patients with multiple myeloma. The procedure employs lower doses of chemotherapy and radiation than standard methods. Overall and progression-free survival rates were close for patients who received stem cells from a related donor and those who received stem cells from an unrelated donor.

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