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How do mini stem cell transplants work?

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Mini transplants are allogeneic but depend more on the donor cells to zero-in on and kill the cancer cells. As a result, you’d get lower doses of chemo and radiation beforehand. If you are older or have other health problems, this may be a good choice for you.

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is a Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant?”

American Cancer Society: “Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Myeloma,” “What’s It Like to Get a Stem Cell Transplant?” “What Are Stem Cells and Why Are They Transplanted?” “The Transplant Process.”

OncoLink - Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania: “Autologous Stem Cell Transplant or Bone Marrow Transplant.”

International Myeloma Foundation: “Understanding High-Dose Therapy with Stem Cell Rescue.”

Up-to-Date:  “Patient Information: Multiple Myeloma Treatment (Beyond the Basics),” “Patient information: Bone marrow transplantation (stem cell transplantation) (Beyond the Basics).”

Giralt, S. , May 2014. Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology

Cancer Medicine : “Analysis of long-term survival in multiple myeloma after first-line autologous stem cell transplantation: impact of clinical risk factors and sustained response.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 08, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is a Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant?”

American Cancer Society: “Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Myeloma,” “What’s It Like to Get a Stem Cell Transplant?” “What Are Stem Cells and Why Are They Transplanted?” “The Transplant Process.”

OncoLink - Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania: “Autologous Stem Cell Transplant or Bone Marrow Transplant.”

International Myeloma Foundation: “Understanding High-Dose Therapy with Stem Cell Rescue.”

Up-to-Date:  “Patient Information: Multiple Myeloma Treatment (Beyond the Basics),” “Patient information: Bone marrow transplantation (stem cell transplantation) (Beyond the Basics).”

Giralt, S. , May 2014. Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology

Cancer Medicine : “Analysis of long-term survival in multiple myeloma after first-line autologous stem cell transplantation: impact of clinical risk factors and sustained response.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 08, 2018

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