Stay up-to-date on the advancing field of HCT with short summaries and links to the most relevant published research.
January 2016Buck K, et al. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant – A new analysis of the Be The Match Registry has determined that 7/8 HLA match rates are >80% for all four of the most frequent patient race/ethnic groups in the United States – White (WH), Hispanic (HIS), Asian/Pacific Islander (AIP), and African American (AFA).
September 2015Petersdorf EW, et al. N Engl J Med –In this study of 2,029 transplants reported to CIBMTR (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research), researchers found that an HLA-DPB1 mismatch is not sufficient by itself to lead to GVHD, but is dependent upon specific DPB1 allele variations in both the donor and the recipient.
June 2015Verneris MR, et al. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant — This retrospective, large-scale study examined the effect of HLA match on reduced-intensity, unrelated donor transplantation.