Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program at the Siteman Cancer Center is one of the largest in the world. Since 1975, more than 3,000 patients have received bone marrow or stem-cell transplants. The program has performed unrelated donor transplants since 1991 and outpatient autologous stem cell transplants, in which patients receive stem cells collected from their own blood, since 1994.
Our physicians use the latest clinical techniques and resources, including novel growth factors, to collect stem cells or peripheral blood for allogeneic transplants, in which transplanted cells come from siblings and unrelated donors. By manipulating stem cell grafts, they also are working to reduce tumor contamination and bolster immunity. Whenever it is appropriate, they recommend that patients participate in clinical trials.
Our program has long been an active member of the National Marrow Donor Program, the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry, the North American Bone Marrow Transplant Registry, and the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) Transplant Consortium.