Relapse is an overwhelmingly difficult and tragic event for patients suffering from hematologic malignancies that have been treated with bone marrow transplantation. More often than not, treatment options are fairly limited in each disease. Selecting the appropriate maintenance therapy gives a chance to delay or avoid these recurrences entirely. Although no perfect combination of drugs has yet been established as a mainstay maintenance therapy post-transplant, the authors here discuss the most effective and safest drugs available for different diseases.
Part of the book: Stem Cells in Clinical Practice and Tissue Engineering