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graft-versus-host disease

[GVHD] the condition that results when the immune cells of a transplant (usually a bone marrow or other type of stem cell transplant) from a donor attack the tissues of the person receiving the transplant. See also allogeneic stem cell transplant, bone marrow, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, stem cells, umbilical cord blood transplant.

High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for Hodgkin ...

... body. This is known as graft-versus-host disease or GVHD. For ... as well.
Mild graft-versus-host disease can be a good thing. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/detailedguide/hodgkin-disease-treating-high-dose-chemo-and-stem-cell

High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for Hodgkin ...

... Graft-versus-host disease can be a major problem with a donor stem cell
transplant. ... Mild graft-versus-host disease can be a good thing. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/overviewguide/hodgkin-disease-overview-treating-high-dose-chemo-bone-marrow

Types of stem cell transplants for treating cancer

... Mini-transplants treat some diseases better than others. ... than those from a
standard allogeneic transplant, the risk of graft-versus-host disease is not ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/bonemarrowandperipheralbloodstemcelltransplant/stem-cell-transplant-types-of-transplant

High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for acute ...

... transplant as an outpatient. The major complication is graft-versus-
host disease (discussed in detail later in this section). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-lymphocytic-treating-bone-marrow-stem-cell

Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and ...

... Mini-transplants treat some diseases better than others. ... than those from a
standard allogeneic transplant, the risk of graft- versus-host disease is not ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003215-pdf.pdf

Stem cell transplant for acute myeloid leukemia

... The major complication is graft-versus-host disease. ... On the positive side,
graft-versus-host disease also leads to “graft-versus-leukemia” activity. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutemyeloidaml/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-myeloid-myelogenous-treating-bone-marrow-stem-cell-transplant

High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for non ...

... outpatient. The major side effect is graft-versus-host disease, which can
be serious (this is discussed later in this section). Non ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-treating-bone-marrow-stem-cell

Bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplant for non ...

... Getting leukemia several years later. Graft-versus-host disease is a major
problem of a donor (allogeneic) stem cell transplant. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/overviewguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-overview-treating-bone-marrow-stem-cell-transplant

Stem cell transplant for chronic myeloid leukemia

... The major complication is graft-versus-host disease. ... These include:
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), in allogeneic (donor) transplants. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyeloidcml/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-myeloid-myelogenous-treating-bone-marrow-stem-cell

Donor matching for allogeneic transplant

... turn against their new home. This type of attack is called graft-versus-
host disease. (See “Graft-versus-host disease” in ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/bonemarrowandperipheralbloodstemcelltransplant/stem-cell-transplant-allogeneic-transplant