Cord-blood transplants work for adult leukemia patients

06/16/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

A U.S. and European study have found that the disease-free survival rate for adult leukemia patients who received umbilical-cord blood transplants is the same as with the patients who received blood or bone marrow cells from a compatible but nonrelative donor. The results support the use of cord-blood transplants for patients when a matching blood or bone marrow donor cannot be found, according to the study. One expert also said the results "should bolster efforts to increase the inventory of public cord-blood banks."

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