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Special Issue "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Blood Cancer"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Hematology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jonas Mattsson

Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Hematology, Oslo University Hospital and Clinical Immunology, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, SE-141 86 Stockholm
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Interests: stem cell transplantation; immunotherapy; GVHD
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andrea Bacigalupo

Hematology Department, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Universita' Cattolica deI Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
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Interests: stem cell transplantation; immunotherapy; myeloid leukemia; myelodysplastic syndrome

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is today a standard treatment for several hematological malignancies and non-malignant disorders. The number of allogeneic transplants is steadily increasing world-wide. This field has been driven by substantial research activity enabling both improved clinical outcome and quality of life. Conditioning therapy has been refined and today there is increased focus on a personal medicine approach with more individualized therapy. Optimizing the stem cell source and increasing donor options have also contributed to the development these last years. Lower treatment toxicity, better surveillance and improved treatments of infections have greatly decreased transplant-related mortality leading to improved overall survival. However, relapse of the underlying disease is still an area which needs improvement. There is much optimism around the new and exciting developments in immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy, checkpoint inhibitor and antibody-mediated therapies.

In summary, a better understanding how to further develop new tools to combat relapse and further refine the transplant procedure is necessary to offer this treatment to an increased number of patients with improved outcome and sustained quality of life.

Prof. Dr. Jonas Mattsson
Prof. Dr. Andrea Bacigalupo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • allogeneic
  • stem cell transplantation
  • GVHD
  • Relapse
  • conditioning therapy
  • immunotherapy
  • CAR T cell
  • haplo

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