Detection and clinical significance of minimal tumor cell contamination of peripheral stem call harvests

J. G. Sharp, A. Kessinger, W. P. Vaughan, S. Mann, D. A. Crouse, K. Dicke, A. Masih, D. D. Weisenburger

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Peripheral stem cell (PSC) harvests from patients with non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and breast cancer are less likely to be contaminated with occult tumor cells detected by culture techniques, than are bone marrow harvests. Clinically, NHL patients transplanted with such PSC harvests had a better outcome than recipients of bone marrow harvests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages3
JournalThe International Journal of Cell Cloning
Issue number1 S
StatePublished - Jan 1992



  • Peripheral
  • Tumor cell cultures
  • cell transplantation
  • stem

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  • Cell Biology

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