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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy
     

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy

by Elaine Ball
 

This book will be the only current practical guide to a widely used procedure for treating leukemias and disseminated cancers. The contents are organized chronologically, to serve as a step-by-step guide throughout the transplant process. Comprehensive yet concise, it emphasizes the latest techniques, such as peripheral blood stem cell grafts.

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This book will be the only current practical guide to a widely used procedure for treating leukemias and disseminated cancers. The contents are organized chronologically, to serve as a step-by-step guide throughout the transplant process. Comprehensive yet concise, it emphasizes the latest techniques, such as peripheral blood stem cell grafts.

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New England Journal Of Medicine
The strength of this book lies in its practical and readable approach to hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. All the authors are close to their subject matter, and many are well-established experts. Chapters on stem-cell biology, the history of transplantation, and the excitement and future of hematopoietic stem-cell therapy would have further embellished this otherwise highly informative textbook, which I recommend for the libraries of specialists in this technique, their trainees, and referring physicians.
Booknews
This text summarizes the current state of knowledge of the management of the transplant patient. A series of presentations mirror the progress of a patient from diagnosis, through HSCT, to post-transplant complication situations commonly encountered in the real world of the practitioner. The 65 chapters begin by outlining the approach to the patient with a variety of diseases treated by high-dose chemotherapy and HSCT, as well as the specific issues of transplantation. They then focus on the specifics of the preparation of the patient and donor for the procedure itself; the process, the conditioning regimen, and the expected post-transplant and longer term problems; and possible therapies for relapse and/or additional treatments. Finally, they address important issues such as psychosocial evaluation, HSCT nursing, data management, statistical methods and analyses, economics, and the regulatory environment. Edited by Ball and Ping Law (both of the blood and marrow transplantation division, U. of California, San Diego), and John Lister (Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443076220
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
757
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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