Cells from young unrelated donors may be better for older patients

05/8/2013 | MDSBeacon.com

Older patients with myelodysplastic syndromes who received transplants of stem cells from younger matched but unrelated donors had fewer relapses and better five-year survival rates than patients who received cells from siblings or older matched but unrelated donors, according to a study in the journal Leukemia. The researchers reviewed the cases of 719 transplant recipients in Europe from 1999 to 2008.

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