Annual review of medicine | 2019

Expanding Therapeutic Opportunities for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: T Cell Depletion as a Model for the Targeted Allograft.



Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation is a fundamental part of the treatment of hematologic malignancies and marrow failure syndromes, but complications including graft-versus-host disease, prolonged immune deficiency and infection, and organ toxicities, as well as relapse, remain obstacles to improved overall survival. As the cellular characteristics of the allograft can exert significant impact on outcomes, the development of more strategically designed grafts represents a rich area for therapeutic intervention. We describe the use of ex vivo T cell-depleted grafts as a model for the targeted graft and review evolving knowledge and approaches for further refinement of allografts to improve patient outcomes.

Volume 70
Pages \n 381-393\n
DOI 10.1146/annurev-med-120617-041210
Language English
Journal Annual review of medicine

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