Conditioning regimens

Joseph Bubalo

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The preferred conditioning regimen should be capable of eliminating or reducing the tumor load from the malignant disorder, provide adequate immunosuppression to prevent graft rejection, and have manageable side effects or regimen-related toxicities. Traditionally, all allogeneic conditioning regimens were ablative, meaning that stem cell support was required in order to attain hematopoietic recovery of the bone marrow. More recently, there has been a trend in multiple patient populations to move toward reduced-intensity regimens (RIT), which are defined as any regimen that does not require stem cell support for hematopoietic recovery and results in low hematologic toxicity and mixed donor-recipient chimerism in a substantial proportion of patients in the early post-transplantation period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBlood and Marrow Transplant Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationComprehensive Guide for Patient Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781441975058
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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