What is the role of stem cell transplantation (SCT) and graft versus leukemia effect in the treatment of Burkitt lymphoma/Burkitt-like lymphoma (BL/BLL)?

Updated: Dec 20, 2019
  • Author: Ali H Kanbar, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The role of allogeneic SCT and graft versus leukemia effect in Burkitt lymphom or Burkitt-like lymphoma remains investigational. [68, 69] Many transplant centers consider this option for patients at high risk and for those with refractory disease. There have also been case reports that suggested a possible role for nonablative and cord blood transplantation in relapsed heavily treated patients. [70]


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