Journal article

Successful mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells after addition of ancestim (stem cell factor) in patients who had failed a prior mobilization with filgrastim (granulocyte colony-stimulating factor) alone or with chemotherapy plus filgrastim

LB To, J Bashford, S Durrant, J MacMillan, AP Schwarer, HM Prince, J Gibson, I Lewis, B Swart, J Marty, T Rawling, L Ashman, S Charles, B Cohen

BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2003

Abstract

This study assessed the ability of recombinant human stem cell factor (rHuSCF) to mobilize stem cells in 44 patients who had failed a prior mobilization (CD34(+) yield 0.5-1.9 x 10(6)/kg BW) with filgrastim-alone or chemotherapy-plus-filgrastim. The same mobilization regimen was used with the addition of rHuSCF. In the filgrastim-alone group (n=13), rHuSCF 20 microg/kg was started 3 days before filgrastim and continued for the duration of filgrastim. In the chemotherapy-plus-filgrastim group (n=31), rHuSCF 20 microg/kg/day plus filgrastim 5-10 microg/kg/day were administered concurrently. Leukaphereses were continued to a maximum of four procedures or a target of >or=3 x 10(6) CD34(+) cells/..

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