Bone Marrow Treatments
Most patients need an allogeneic transplant because cancer cells have invaded their bone marrow or a disease has caused the bone marrow to stop working properly. For patients undergoing allogeneic transplant, we offer some innovative and effective approaches such as:
Haplomismatched transplants: A haplomismatched allogeneic transplant uses a donor that is not an exact match.
Non-myeloablative transplant: A non-myeloablative transplant uses lower doses of chemotherapy and radiation for fragile patient, and it is considered a mini transplant.
Donor leukocyte infusion (DLI): DLI uses a donor’s white blood cells to maintain remission in the patient.
Diseases requiring allogeneic transplant include:
- Severe aplastic anemia
- Fanconi anemia
- Inherited or immune deficiency disorders, including: Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, Kostmann syndrome, Hurler’s syndrome, and severe combined immune deficiency
Patients with the following diseases are often candidates for autologous transplant:
Before conducting the bone marrow transplant, your doctor will give you a dose of chemotherapy and sometimes radiation to rid your body of cancer cells. Next, we inject the donor stem cells using a transfusion-like process. The ideal result is for the donor’s immature blood cells to rescue your bone marrow as the new cells mature and divide in your bone marrow.