bone marrow ablation

bone marrow ablation

Radio- or chemotherapy-induced destruction of bone marrow harbouring (or potentially harbouring) malignant cells, which remain after the administration of systemic chemotherapy. The patient’s own stem cells are used to reconstitute the marrow.

bone marrow ablation

Oncology The destruction of BM with radiation or drugs
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Additional AEs observed in clinical studies were consistent with the known side effects of HSC and bone marrow ablation with busulfan including SAEs of veno-occlusive disease.
In this procedure healthy blood stem cells home in to the bone marrow to regenerate the blood system of cancer patients following bone marrow ablation through chemotherapy or radiation.
However, in a leukemia patient whose chemotherapy results in successful bone marrow ablation, the bone marrow would be dark on an FLT PET scan.