Study reveals similar outcomes in "mini transplant" patients from related, unrelated donor cells

12/4/2007 | MedicalNewsToday (U.K.)

Using tissue-matched cells from related or unrelated donors yields comparable outcomes for patients who undergo nonmyeloablative stem cell transplants for blood cancers, according to a study. Researchers say if patients need a "mini transplant" but cannot find a suitable related donor, physicians should not delay the transplant if they can find a matched unrelated donor.

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