• chemotherapy
  • RATIONALE: Bone marrow and peripheral stem cell transplantation may be able to replace immune cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy used to kill cancer cells. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In these cases, the recipient's immune system is usually destroyed with radiation or chemotherapy before the transplantation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The patient is then treated with high-dose chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy with the intention of eradicating the patient's malignant cell population at the cost of partial or complete bone marrow ablation (destruction of patient's bone marrow's ability to grow new blood cells). (wikipedia.org)