High-Dose Therapy with Stem Cell Transplantation
High-dose therapy with allogeneic or autologous stem cell transplantation as well as additional supportive measures have brought important advances in the therapy of malignant diseases.Allogeneic and especially autologous peripheral blood stem cell grafting as opposed to allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is a subject of intensive research. * The scientific papers presented in this volume centre on haematological malignancies.* They are notable among the various current attempts to improve the therapy of cancer.* Novel treatment strategies are described, in which immunological techniques, the introduction of new pharmaceuticals, of biological factors and genetic engineering emerge as promising tools.The volume is a comprehensive account of the Workshop held in April 2001 in Bad Saarow/Berlin, Germany, the 5th of its kind in the past decade. With its international team of authors, the book presents the state of the art in the field of high-dose therapy of malignant and non-malignant diseases.