Oral Presentation 6th Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2012

Some Lessons from Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (#8)

Luen Bik To 1
  1. SA Pathology, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Importance of immune response in tumour kill – the allogeneic graft-versus-tumour effect.

 The difference the cell source makes – the changes that using mobilised peripheral blood cells for transplant have brought to the field : infrastructure, safety, costs, survival, tumour kill.

 The graft is more than the erythrocytes, neutrophils and platelets – lymphocytes/NK cells, dendritic cells, mesenchymal stromal cells.

 Minimal residual disease – predictor or treatment stratifier?