Review: Collaborative Partnerships to Manage Patients with Chronic GVHD

In this review titled “How we treat chronic graft-versus-host disease” the authors outline their strategies for treating chronic GVHD, emphasizing that transplant center physicians and the hematology and oncology specialists who offer ongoing supportive care need to be collaborative partners to best manage their patients who develop chronic GVHD. They note that keys to successful collaborative management include “early recognition in making the diagnosis of chronic GVHD, comprehensive evaluation at the onset and periodically during the course of the disease, prompt institution of systemic and topical treatment, appropriate monitoring of the response, calibration of treatment intensity over time in order to avoid over- or under-treatment, and the use of supportive care to prevent complications and disability.”

Flowers MED, et al. Blood

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