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. 1997 Nov;20(10):843-6.
doi: 10.1038/sj.bmt.1700992.

High-dose Busulphan/Melphalan With Autologous Stem Cell Rescue in Ewing's Sarcoma

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High-dose Busulphan/Melphalan With Autologous Stem Cell Rescue in Ewing's Sarcoma

A Atra et al. Bone Marrow Transplant. .
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Abstract

Eighteen patients with poor risk Ewing's sarcoma (including 11 patients with metastatic disease at presentation) received consolidation therapy of busulphan and melphalan with autologous stem cell rescue. There were nine females. The median age at diagnosis was 14.2 years (range 2.75-30 years). There was one early death due to cytomegalovirus pneumonitis. One patient developed a single generalised convulsion during busulphan therapy. Severe renal toxicity was not encountered. One patient developed veno-occlusive disease of the liver (VOD) which eventually resolved. With a median follow up of 2 years, 13 patients survive including six with initial metastatic disease. We conclude that high-dose busulphan/melphalan is well-tolerated and should be evaluated for efficacy in a larger series of patients with high risk Ewing's sarcoma.

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