Experts question stem cell therapy's efficacy in rare kidney disease

09/12/2007 | Forbes

French researchers found no major difference in the survival rate between a group of patients with AL amyloidosis disease who received stem cell transplants and high-dose chemotherapy and those who received standard-dose melphalan-plus-dexamethasone chemotherapy. However, one expert stresses that the overall findings "must be interpreted with caution," adding that the study doesn't disregard that the transplant procedure may be a better option when performed in specialty facilities.

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