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Long-term outcome of patients given transplants of mobilized blood or bone marrow: A report from the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Blood 2006 Dec 15;108(13):4288-90 PMID: 16946302 PMCID: PMC1895450

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We previously compared outcomes after allogeneic peripheral-blood stem cell (PBSC) and bone marrow (BM) transplantation in 706 patients with leukemia. We obtained long-term follow up on 413 of 491 patients who were alive at the time of the initial report: 141 PBSC and 272 BM recipients. Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was more frequent after PBSC compared to BM transplantation (RR 1.65, P < .001) yet relapse rates were similar in both groups. Leukemia-free survival rates were higher after PBSC than BM transplantation for patients with advanced chronic myeloid leukemia (33% versus 25%) but lower for those in first chronic phase (41% versus 61%) due to higher rates of late transplant-related mortality. Leukemia-free survival was similar after PBSC and BM transplantation for acute leukemia. These data represent the early experience with PBSC grafts. Long-term outcomes in recipients of more recent transplants are required to better evaluate the role of PBSC grafts relative to BM transplantation.

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Schmitz N, Eapen M, Horowitz MM, Zhang MJ, Klein JP, Rizzo JD, Loberiza FR, Gratwohl A, Champlin RE, International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry, European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation


Mary Eapen MBBS, DCh, MRCPI, MS Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Mary M. Horowitz MD, MS Center Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
J. Douglas D. Rizzo MD, MS Director, Ctr Associate Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Mei-Jie Zhang PhD Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin


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

Bone Marrow Transplantation
Chronic Disease
Disease-Free Survival
Follow-Up Studies
Graft vs Host Disease
Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Retrospective Studies
Survival Rate
Transplantation, Homologous
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