Bone marrow metastases

Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1996 Apr;10(2):321-43. doi: 10.1016/s0889-8588(05)70341-5.


This article discusses the clinical significance of bone marrow metastases and the current methods being used to detect tumor cells in marrow. The strategies being investigated for eradicating cancer cells from marrow in patients receiving hematopoietic cell autografts also are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Marrow Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Bone Marrow Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Bone Marrow Purging
  • Breast Neoplasms / therapy
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Leukemia, Myeloid / therapy
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / therapy
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Transplantation, Autologous