Vaccine boosts transplant effects against CLL

08/5/2013 | DailyRx.com

Vaccination with chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients' own irradiated tumor cells after a bone marrow transplant can boost the transplanted stem cells' ability to fight cancer, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. At about three years after vaccination, 13 of the 18 patients in the study were in complete remission, with the overall two-year survival rate of 88% and progression-free survival of 82%.

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