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Where this information about high dose treatment comes from

This page tells you about the major sources of information that we use to put together this section of Cancer Research UK’s patient information.


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All our information is checked by cancer specialists. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you live in the UK and would like to become a patient reviewer, please contact us.



Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC)

British Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BSBMT)

Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide (BMDW)


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

National Cancer Institute (NCI) - USA

The Cochrane Library

PubMed Central
National Institute of Health Medical Archive of Science Literature

British Fertility Society



Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy (8th Edition)
RT Skeel and SN Khleif
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011

The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures (8th Edition)
(Eds) L Dougherty and S Lister
Wiley-Black, 2011

The Chemotherapy Source Book (5th Edition)
Michael C Perry
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2012

Principles and practice of oncology (10th edition)
VT De Vita, S Hellman and SA Rosenberg
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2014


UK and international guidelines

Guidelines for selection and HLA matching of related, adult unrelated donors and umbilical cord units for haematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation. United Kingdom Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Group, British Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, British Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, British Transplantation Society, Royal College of Pathologists, Institute of Biomedical Science. 2012/13.

Guidelines for the safe use of cytotoxic chemotherapy in the clinical environment. 
Scottish cancer care pharmacy group, June 2000.

Neutropenic sepsis: prevention and management of neutropenic sepsis in cancer patients. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, CG151, September 2012.

Oral management of oncology patients requiring radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or bone marrow transplantation. Royal College of Surgeons of England, The British Society for Disability and Oral Health. 2012.


Articles and reviews

European guidelines for prevention and management of influenza in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and leukaemia patients: summary of ECIL-4 (2011), on behalf of ECIL, a joint venture of EBMT, EORTC, ICHS, and ELN. D Engelhard, B Mohty, R de la Camara, C Cordonnier, and P Ljungman. Transplant infectious disease. June 2013.

Infection control interventions for cancer patients after chemotherapy: a systematic review and meta analysis. A Schlesinger, M Paul, A Gafter-Gvili, B Rubinovitch, L Leibovici. The Lancet infectious diseases, Feb 2009.

Vaccination of hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Ljungman P, Cordonnier C,Einsele H et al. Bone Marrow Transplantation 44; 521-526. 2009


Specialist reviewers

Prem Mahendra, Consultant haematologist


Patient reviewer

Sian Hallewell



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Updated: 23 March 2015