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According to Nice, most people with multiple myeloma are not able to withstand intensive treatment, such as high-dose chemotherapy with a stem cell transplant.
DALLAS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from two clinical trials published in the July 3, 2003, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine explore potential benefits of high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue in the treatment of high-risk breast cancer.
High-dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplant appears to be more effective than multiple cycles of chemotherapy in selected women with advanced breast cancer, based on a preliminary analysis of the interim results of an ongoing study.
Certain high-dose chemotherapy and radiation therapies and stem cell transplantation (SCT) can damage cells of the blood vessels and result in VOD, a blockage of the small veins of the liver that can lead to liver failure and the failure of other organs (severe VOD).
The strategy of using high-dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation in ovarian cancer has been abandoned by most oncologists, Dr.
29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Medical Advisory Panel (MAP) of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's (BCBSA) Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) issued a revised assessment of high-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplant (ABMT) for the treatment of metastatic breast (stage IV) cancer.
Within the past year, numerous states have introduced bills that would mandate insurance coverage for investigational cancer therapies - in particular high-dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant for breast cancer.
Some oncologists envision high-dose chemotherapy becoming an outpatient procedure when coupled with CSFs.