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Listed below are significant scientific publications on cord blood transplantation by other groups.

Transplantation of 2 Partially HLA-Matched Umbilical Cord Blood Units to Enhance Engraftment in Adults with Hematologic Malignancy.
Barker JN, Weisdorf DJ, DeFor BR, Blazar BR, McGlave JB, Miller JS, Verfaillie CM & Wagner JE. Blood 2005;105:1343-1347.
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Transplants of Umbilical-Cord Blood or Bone Marrow from Unrelated Donors in Adults with Acute Leukemia.
Rocha V, Labopin M, Sanz G, Arcese W, Schwerdtfeger R, Bosi A, Jacobsen N, Ruutu T, deLima M, Finke J, Frassoni F and Gluckman E, for the Acute Leukemia Working Party of European Blood and Marrow Transplant Group and the Eurocord-Netcord Registry. N Engl J Med 2004;351:2276-85.
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Rapid and complete donor chimerism in adult recipients of unrelated donor umbilical cord blood transplantation after reduced-intensity conditioning.
Barker JN, Weisdorf DJ, DeFor TE, Blazar BR, Miller JS, Wagner JE. Blood 2003;102:1915-9.
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Unrelated umbilical cord blood transplants in adults: Early recovery of neutrophils by supportive co-transplantation of a low number of highly purified peripheral blood CD34+ cells from an HLA-haploidentical donor.
Fernandez MN, Regidor C, Cabrera R, et al. Exp Hematol 2003;31:535-44.
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Cord blood transplantation provides better reconstitution of hematopoietic reservoir as compared to bone marrow transplantation.
Frassoni F, Podestá M, Maccario R, Giorgiani G, Rossi G, Zecca M, et al. Blood 2003; 102:1128-41.
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Related umbilical cord blood transplantation in patients with thalassemia and sickle cell diseases.
Locatelli F, Rocha V, Reed W, Bernandin F, Ertem M, Grafakos S, et al. Blood 2003; 101:2137-2143.
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A clinical comparison of unrelated cord blood transplantation and unrelated bone marrow transplantation for adult patients with acute leukaemia in complete remission.
Ooi J, Iseki T, Takahashi S, et al. Br J Haematol 2002;118:140-3.
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Searching for unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cells: Availability and speed of umbilical cord blood versus bone marrow.
Barker JN, Krepski TP, DeFor TE, Davies SM, Wagner JE, Weisdorf DJ. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2002;8:257-60.
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Standardized unrelated donor cord blood transplantation in adults with hematologic malignancies.
Sanz GF, Saavedra S, Planelles D, et al. Blood 2001;98:2332-8.
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Unrelated cord blood transplant experience by the pediatric blood and marrow transplant consortium.
Yu LC, Wall DA, Sandler E, Chan KW, Grayson G, and Kletzel M. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2001;18:235-45.
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Survival after transplantation of unrelated donor umbilical cord blood is comparable to that of human leukocyte antigen-matched unrelated donor bone marrow: Results of a matched-pair analysis.
Barker JN, Davies SM, DeFor TE, Ramsay NKC, Weisdorf DJ and Wagner JE. Blood 2001;97:2957-61.
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Comparison of outcomes of unrelated bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants in children with acute leukemia.
Rocha V, Cornish J, Sievers E, et al. Blood 2001;97:2962-71.
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Graft-versus-host disease in children who have received a cord blood or bone marrow transplant from an HLA-identical sibling. Eurocord and International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry Working Committee on Alternative Donor and Stem Cell Sources.
Rocha V, Wagner JE, Sobocinski KA, et al. N Eng J Med 2000;342:1846-54.
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Factors associated with outcome after cord blood transplantation in children with acute leukemia. Eurocord-Cord Blood Transplant Group.
Locatelli F, Rocha V, Chastang C, et al. Blood 1999;93:3662-71.
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Outcome of cord blood transplantation from related and unrelated donors. Eurocord Transplant Group and the Euoropean Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group.
Gluckman E, Rocha V, Boyer-Chammard A, et al. N Eng J Med 1997;337:373-81.
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Successful transplantation of HLA-matched and HLA-mismatched umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors: Analysis of engraftment and acute graft-versus-host disease.
Wagner JE, Rosenthal J, Sweetman R, et al. Blood 1996;88:795-802.
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Allogeneic sibling umbilical-cord blood transplantation in children with malignant and non-malignant disease.
Wagner JE, Kernan NA, Steinbuch M, Broxmeyer HE and Gluckman E. Lancet 1995;346:214-19.
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