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View Resource Breast Cancer Studies Raise Doubts Over Bone Marrow Transplants

On April 15, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released long-awaited preliminary results of five studies on bone marrow transplants for women with advanced breast cancer. Considered a last resort, the painful and costly procedure involves ultrahigh doses of chemotherapy which destroy the patient's bone marrow which must then be replaced by a...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/1999/0416