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Advances in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Author : Richard K. Burt
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The field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is rapidly evolving. Realization that hematopoietic stem cells give rise to the immune compartment has resulted in clinical trials of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for patients with autoimmune diseases. Allogeneic hematopoietic transplants are a form of adoptive immunotherapy resulting in beneficial graft versus tumor effects. Large numbers of hematopoietic cells can be collected with ease. Therefore, a renewable source of cells for ex vivo genetic manipulations is readily available. Multiple trials combining hematopoietic transplants and gene therapy are in progress. One such application is the infusion of allogeneic lymphocytes containing a suicide gene to abort graft versus host disease. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is in reality the clinical and practical application of cellular therapy. Hematopoietic transplant physicians are by design or by practical application evolving into cell and gene therapy specialists. The excitement and enthusiasm in hematopoietic transplantation is that it offers a door to the future. A future not of drugs or titrating poisonous chemotherapy but rather of cellular and gene therapy. 1 ALLOGENEIC PERIPHERAL BLOOD STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION FOR HEMATOLOGIC DISEASES Martin Korbling University o/Texas MD. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 INTRODUCTION Circulating hematopoietic stem cells have emerged as an alternative to bone marrow (BM) stem cells for allografting. For many years the reconstitutive potential of circulating stem cells was questioned; peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) were even characterized a waste product (1).

Advances and Challenges of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

Author : Michele Malagola
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Thomas Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Author : Stephen J. Forman
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Fully revised for the fifth edition, this outstanding reference on bone marrow transplantation is an essential, field-leading resource. Extensive coverage of the field, from the scientific basis for stem-cell transplantation to the future direction of research Combines the knowledge and expertise of over 170 international specialists across 106 chapters Includes new chapters addressing basic science experiments in stem-cell biology, immunology, and tolerance Contains expanded content on the benefits and challenges of transplantation, and analysis of the impact of new therapies to help clinical decision-making Includes a fully searchable Wiley Digital Edition with downloadable figures, linked references, and more References for this new edition are online only, accessible via the Wiley Digital Edition code printed inside the front cover or at www.wiley.com/go/forman/hematopoietic.

Non Myeloablative Allogeneic Transplantation

Author : Asad Bashey
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Non-myeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplantation (also known as mini-transplantation or reduced-intensity conditioning transplantation) is a major advance in the field of hematopoietic transplantation within the last 5 years. This approach uses non-cytotoxic or reduced-intensity cytotoxic therapy to prepare patients for allografting of hematopoietic stem cells and lymphocytes. It has the potential to deliver the potent anti-tumor immunotherapy and bone marrow replacement capacity of allogeneic stem cell transplantation to patients with reduced treatment-related morbidity and mortality. It may also enable allogeneic transplantation in patients who would be considered ineligible for conventional transplants because of co-morbidity or advanced age. However, this approach may necessitate more careful monitoring of post-transplant chimerism and malignant disease-status than is usual with conventional allografting. There is also controversy regarding the best preparative regimen and graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis to use.

Immune Biology of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Author : Gerard Socie
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Immune Biology of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Second Edition: Models in Discovery and Translation provides clinical and scientific researchers with a deep understanding of the current research in this field and its implications for translational practice. By providing an overview of the immune biology of HSCT, an explanation of immune rejection, and detail on antigens and their role in HSCT success, this book embraces biologists and clinicians who need a broad view of the deeply complex processes involved. It then moves on to discuss the immunobiology mechanisms that influence graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effect, and transplantation success. Using illustrative figures, highlighting key issues, describing recent successes and discussing unanswered questions, this book sums up the current state of HSCT to enhance prospects for the future. New sections focus on microbiome, metabolism, micro-RNA and mRNA regulatory mechanisms and pathways in GVHD, innate lymphoid system development, recovery and function in GVHD, genetically engineered T-cell therapies and immune system engagers for GVHD and graft-vs-tumor (GVT), and hematopoietic cell transplant for tolerance induction in solid organ grafts. Brings together perspectives from leading laboratories and clinical research groups to highlight advances from bench to bedside Guides readers through the caveats that must be considered when drawing conclusions from studies with animal models Categorizes published advances in various aspects of immune biology of allogeneic HSCT to illustrate opportunities for clinical applications

Manual of Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplantation

Author : Joseph H. Antin
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This multidisciplinary pocket manual covers all aspects of the transplantation process, from stem cell processing to patient counseling.

Thomas Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation 2 Volume Set

Author : Stephen J. Forman
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Fully revised for the fifth edition, this outstanding reference on bone marrow transplantation is an essential, field-leading resource. Extensive coverage of the field, from the scientific basis for stem-cell transplantation to the future direction of research Combines the knowledge and expertise of over 170 international specialists across 106 chapters Includes new chapters addressing basic science experiments in stem-cell biology, immunology, and tolerance Contains expanded content on the benefits and challenges of transplantation, and analysis of the impact of new therapies to help clinical decision-making Includes a fully searchable Wiley Digital Edition with downloadable figures, linked references, and more References for this new edition are online only, accessible via the Wiley Digital Edition code printed inside the front cover or at www.wiley.com/go/forman/hematopoietic.

Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Pharmacists

Author : Carolina Witchmichen Penteado Schmidt
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This unique book is the first on pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that is especially intended for pharmacists – in recognition of the fact that Pediatric Oncology Pharmacy is an area where more and more specific knowledge is required in daily practice, yet pharmacists who work in pediatric stem cell transplantation do not have a book addressing their specific needs. This pioneering book will likely become the new gold standard for practice, addressing subjects such as stem cells and their differentiation mechanisms; aspects of embryonic and non-embryonic stem cells; stem cell transplantation in pediatrics; stem cell sources and related technical choices; stem cell donors; scheduling transplantations; diseases and chemotherapy protocols that require stem cell transplantation; stem cell homing; engraftment and repopulation of stem cells in bone marrow; autologous stem cell transplantation in pediatrics; allogeneic stem cell transplantation in pediatrics; and indications for autologous and allogeneic pediatric stem cell transplantation. Further, it discusses pediatric graft-versus-host disease and the pharmacist; antibacterial and antifungal prophylaxis; detailed chemotherapy, conditioning and trials for pediatric stem cell transplantation; conditioning granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in pediatric stem cell transplantation; analyzing prescriptions and programming a pediatric stem cell transplantation; handling chemotherapy and adjuvant drugs for pediatric stem cell transplantation; stem cell transplantation in children up to 1 year old; and clinical pharmacy in pediatric stem cell transplantation. An easy-to-read yet comprehensive guide covering a wide range of topics essential to daily practice, the book offers an invaluable asset for pediatric hemato/ oncology pharmacists, hematologist pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, pediatric pharmacists, pharmaceutical residents and researchers alike.

Blood and Marrow Transplantation Long Term Management

Author : Bipin N. Savani
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Currently more than 100,000 patients undergo blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) annually worldwide, a number which is steadily increasing. Long-term survival after BMT has improved significantly since its inception over 40 years ago, due to improved supportive care and early recognition of long-term complications. With broadening indications, more options for BMT, and improvement in survival, by 2020 there may be up to a million long-term survivors after BMT globally. Higher than average rates of second malignancies and cardiopulmonary, infectious, endocrine, and renal diseases, and bone loss or avascular necrosis amongst this population suggest that the rapidly swelling ranks of BMT survivors require more frequent screening and earlier interventions than the general population. The purpose of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Long-Term Management is to describe practical approaches to screening for and managing these late effects, with the goal of reducing preventable morbidity and mortality associated with BMT. This unique new book is the first to address the needs of the increasing population of long-term survivors after stem cell transplantation, making it a must-have resource for all oncologists, hematologists, and primary care physicians involved in the long-term management and care of BMT patients. Titles of related interest Thomas’ Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, 4th edition Appelbaum, ISBN 9781405153485 Practical Stem Cell Transplantation Cant, ISBN 9781405134019 Mollison’s Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine, 12th edition Klein, ISBN 9781405199407

Practical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Author : Andrew J. Cant
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Practical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation is the only comprehensive yet practical guide to the total care of the transplant patient. It provides a ready source of reference to help health care professionals involved in the management of patients requiring bone marrow and stem cell transplantations – covering many of the infections and complications that may arise. An essential, practical manual for all those working in the field of bone marrow and stem cell transplantation A balanced practical text aimed at the whole multi-disciplinary team Easy to use - practically organized - covering all aspects of pre and post transplant care – including social and psychological aspects Experienced and well respected editorial team Whether you are an established specialist in hematology/oncology, nursing specialist, trainee, or any other member of the hematopoietic stem cell transplant team, this book will answer all your questions about the medical, social and psychological pre and post transplant, patient care.