Neuroblastoma – Stem Cell Transplantation – pro

Lay Summary: Neuroblastoma is the only PNET in which the value of stem cell transpalntation in certain situations has been proven. Primitive neuroepithelial tumors include medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma arising in the central nervous system, ependymoblastoma, or pineoblastoma. All show a similar histology and are principally distinguished by their site of origin. Essentially, medulloblastoma may be considered a cerebellar or posterior fossa PNET

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Liver Transplantation for Liver Cancer – pro

Lay Summary: Some people with liver cancer can be cured by liver transplantation. Among the curative therapies for HCC, LT has gained wider acceptance as improvements in crude survival and recurrence-free survival have been demonstrated in selected cases with curative potential. LT has the advantage of resecting the whole liver, including the HCC, and potentially removing undiagnosed synchronous HCC, daughter HCC, and hepatic micro-invasion. Moreover,

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Granulocute Transfusions – pro

Lay Summary: An ssessment of the role of granulocyte transfusions in 2008. Granulocyte transfusions are requested by clinicians for use in patients with refractory infection or at high risk of developing severe infection (Strauss 2003). Most patients prescribed granulocyte transfusions are those with cancer related neutropenia, who are receiving myeloablative chemotherapy with or without haemopoietic stem cell rescue. Interest in the use of granulocytes

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