see Preparative regimen
Combination of chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments administered over a period of several days prior to stem cell transplantation in order to kill cancer cells.
High-dose therapy designed to kill a BMT patient's cancer cells and bone marrow cells in preparation for a transplant; also called marrow ablation, preparation or preparative regimen.
The preparative regimen consisting of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy given prior to the stem cell infusion. Serves to eradicate any remaining malignant disease and make space in the bone marrow cavity for the engraftment of the infused stem cell.
chemotherapy, radiation and/or immunosuppressive agents given in preparation for stem cell transplant.