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Re: What is the success rate using stem cells in lymphoma treatment?

Date: Wed Mar 30 23:13:45 2005
Posted By: Vitor Pordeus, M.D., Clinical Research Center, Center for Autoimmune Diseases - Federal Fluminense University
Area of science: Immunology
ID: 1111111184.Im

Hello Judy,

Actually there are many questions inside your question. We need to clarify 
a few points before answer it. First, what kind of stem cell, if it is 
allogenic(from other donor, the most common in lymphoma treatment or 
autologous, from the same patient, wich is by far more uncommon)and manly 
what kind of lymphoma. Usually it's been tried allogeneic stem cell 
transplantation after hich dose chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas 
which are usually more agressive than the Hodgkin's ones. Further there 
are dozens of different kinds of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas each one with its 
own features, making pretty hard to answer such a general question. 
Lymphomas also are a complex issue with many and diverse features. If you 
specify what subset of lymphoma you want to know, we can check medline for 
some good clinical trials. All the best,

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