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HSCT: Donor selection for patients with ALL

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Published: 23.01.20
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Prof Sebastian Giebel - The Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology, Gliwice, Poland

Prof Sebastian Giebel speaks to ecancer at the 2020 ALL Assembly meeting in Frankfurt about the importance of donor selection in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

He describes the selection process, where matched siblings are usually the first choice for donation and that the availability of donors is no longer a limiting factor.

Prof Giebel also states that haploidentical transplants are equivalent to unrelated donor transplants - which can be offered to most patients.

He describes that large registries and retrospective data is used to conduct comparisons between the two donor types and discusses the future use of HSCT.

 

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