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Bone marrow transplantation for chronic myelogenous leukemia in chronic phase. Increased risk for relapse associated with T-cell depletion. Ann Intern Med 1988 Jun;108(6):806-14 PMID: 3285744

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Data on 405 patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia who received bone marrow transplants in chronic phase were analyzed for factors predictive of outcome. The 4-year actuarial probability of relapse was 19% (95% confidence interval [CI], 12% to 28%) and of survival, 55%. In multivariate analyses the probability of relapse was higher for recipients of T-cell-depleted bone marrow compared with recipients of non-T-cell-depleted bone marrow (relative risk, 5.4; P less than 0.0001) and for patients who did not develop chronic graft-versus-host disease (95% CI, 50% to 60%) with patients who did (relative risk, 3.1; P less than 0.01). The probability of survival was lower for patients who developed moderate to severe acute graft-versus-host disease than for patients with no or mild acute graft-versus-host disease (relative risk, 3.7; P less than 0.0001), and in patients aged 20 or older than in younger patients (relative risk, 2.6; P less than 0.0002). Duration of disease before transplant was not associated with outcome. Bone marrow transplantation done in the chronic phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia offers some patients prolonged leukemia-free survival. The T-cell-depleted grafts are associated with an increased probability of relapse.

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Goldman JM, Gale RP, Horowitz MM, Biggs JC, Champlin RE, Gluckman E, Hoffmann RG, Jacobsen SJ, Marmont AM, McGlave PB


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

Acute Disease
Age Factors
Bone Marrow Cells
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Child, Preschool
Chronic Disease
Follow-Up Studies
Graft vs Host Disease
Leukemia, Myeloid
Risk Factors
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