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Blood and marrow transplant clinical trials network (BMT CTN): addressing unanswered questions. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2007 Mar;13(3):257-62; discussion 255-6 PMID: 17317578

Pubmed ID

17317578

Abstract

Prospective clinical trials for blood transplantation and BMT are made more difficult by limited patient numbers, heterogeneity of clinical management strategies, and high-intensity therapy with frequent and toxic competing hazards. To address the challenges of prospective clinical study of BMT, the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/National Cancer Institute, was established. The network's charge is to design and execute multicenter clinical trials requiring participation from the network and from noncore centers for successful performance and to address rare diseases and unique populations that could not be well studied in individual centers. The BMT CTN organizational structure, current portfolio of studies, and scientific agenda are reviewed. Opportunities for investigators in any institution to propose trials and participate are outlined.

Author List

Weisdorf D, Carter S, Confer D, Ferrara J, Horowitz M

Author

Mary M. Horowitz MD, MS Center Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Bone Marrow Transplantation
Clinical Trials as Topic
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Humans
Multicenter Studies as Topic
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Prospective Studies
Research Design
United States
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