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Bone marrow transplants do not help in breast cancer

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7191.1093a (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1093
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Preliminary results released early from four ongoing clinical studies of breast cancer treatments indicate that high dose chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplantation may not significantly improve survival, although positive results from a fifth trial, also released early, seem to suggest otherwise.

    For almost a decade, ultra high doses of chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant to rescue the destruction of the immune …

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