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 - Dec 1 2011


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

    Cite this

    Bubalo, J. (2011). Conditioning regimens. In Blood and Marrow Transplant Handbook: Comprehensive Guide for Patient Care (pp. 39-49). Springer New York.