Double cord blood transplant shows no survival advantage in children

12/9/2012 | HemOnc Today

Children with hematologic malignancies who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with double units of umbilical cord blood didn't have better outcomes than those who got single units, a study found. Disease-free survival and relapse rates were comparable in both groups, but severe graft-versus-host disease was more prevalent in the double-unit group, according to the study of 224 children treated at 38 centers.

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