autologous stem cell rescue

autologous stem cell rescue

A format for managing myeloma in which intensive chemotherapy—e.g., doxorubicin, vincristine, methylprednisolone, cyclophosphamide—is administered, followed by high-dose melphalan with autologous stem cell transplantation. 

Results
Complete response in 44% of patients receiving intensive vs. 8% receiving standard therapy.
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Patients received one or two cycles of HDCT (1200 mg/ [m.sup.2] etoposide per cycle of HDCT in combination with escalating doses of carboplatin) followed by autologous stem cell rescue. The authors reported 35% CR and three patients who remained in CR for more than 1 year.
enough data: High-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue for breast cancer.
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