Ex vivo depletion of T cells from bone marrow grafts with CAMPATH-1 in acute leukemia: graft-versus-host disease and graft-versus-leukemia effect.
BACKGROUND: Preventing graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) by depletion of T lymphocytes from the stem cell graft for transplantation remains controversial, mainly because of the perceived increase in disease recurrence. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the outcome of 50 consecutive individuals in remission of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (n=13; 8 in complete remission [CR]1) or acute myeloblastic leukemia (n=37; 33 in CR1), who had received marrow grafts from HLA-identical siblings. The con...Expand abstract
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