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What is graft-versus-tumor effect?

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Graft-versus-tumor effect is the good response that happens when the donor cells attack any of the recipient's cancer cells that may remain after chemotherapy.

From: Glossary: Stem Cell Transplants WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Stem Cell Transplant."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Understanding Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation."

National Cancer Institute: "Understanding Cancer Series/Stem Cells."

Medscape: "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation." Rochester, NY 2010.

Memorial Sloan Kettering: "About Stem Cell Transplantation."

Attal M, Moreau P, et al. Hematology 2007. Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma.

Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Network: "Stem Cell Transplants for Multiple Myeloma: Is it Right for Me?"

Mayo Clinic: "Stem-Cell Transplant: How You Prepare."

Mayo Clinic: "Monoclonal Antibodies."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 26, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Stem Cell Transplant."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Understanding Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation."

National Cancer Institute: "Understanding Cancer Series/Stem Cells."

Medscape: "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation." Rochester, NY 2010.

Memorial Sloan Kettering: "About Stem Cell Transplantation."

Attal M, Moreau P, et al. Hematology 2007. Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma.

Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Network: "Stem Cell Transplants for Multiple Myeloma: Is it Right for Me?"

Mayo Clinic: "Stem-Cell Transplant: How You Prepare."

Mayo Clinic: "Monoclonal Antibodies."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 26, 2018

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