Cyclophosphamide versus etoposide in combination with total body irradiation as conditioning regimen for adult patients with Ph ‐negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplant: On behalf of the ALWP of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

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Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
We report a case of myelodysplastic syndrome progressing to AML with calreticulin driver mutation in an adult male with TAR syndrome who was successfully treated with hematopoietic allogeneic stem cell transplantation.
Source: Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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