Key clinical point:
Major finding: Relapse-free interval was a favorable prognostic factor and significantly correlated with overall survival (P less than .001) in patients who underwent a third ASCT.
Study details: A retrospective analysis of European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation data including 570 patients who had undergone a third ASCT between 1997 and 2010.
Disclosures: The study authors reported having no financial disclosures related to the study.
Source: Garderet L et al. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 Feb 3. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2018.01.035.
Garderet L et al. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 Feb 3. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2018.01.035
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