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Stem Cell, Bone Marrow Transplants Both Benefit Leukemia Patients
Date:2/1/2010

ents with acute leukemias between those who received allogeneic blood cells and those who received bone marrow, while no differences were seen in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, the researchers wrote.

"Our observations support previous reports that different patient groups might still benefit from transplantation with bone marrow," they concluded.

The study was published online Jan. 31 in The Lancet Oncology.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about leukemia.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: The Lancet Oncology, news release, Jan. 31, 2010


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