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Medical News & Perspectives
February 16, 2000

Stem Cell Transplants Found Superior

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JAMA. 2000;283(7):870. doi:10.1001/jama.283.7.870-JMN0216-3-1

New Orleans—Stem cell transplants appear to be substantially more effective than bone marrow transplantation for certain high-risk leukemia and lymphoma patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The prospective randomized trial, presented here at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, is the largest to date to compare outcomes of patients who undergo transplantation with bone marrow or stem cells.