What are the immediate and long-term side effects of an autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT)?

In this video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains how high-dose melphalan therapy that precedes an ASCT may cause some side effects and how an ASCT itself may result in some low-risk complications.

BOTTOM LINE:
Autologous stem cell transplant is still a recommended therapy, if feasible, and it is mostly manageable.

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Image of Dr. Brian G.M. DurieDr. Brian G.M. Durie serves as Chairman of the International Myeloma Foundation and serves on its Scientific Advisory Board. Additionally, he is Chairman of the IMF's International Myeloma Working Group, a consortium of nearly 200 myeloma experts from around the world. Dr. Durie also leads the IMF’s Black Swan Research Initiative®.

 

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