Stem Cell Transplant
Over the last two decades, the University of Chicago Medicine has assumed a leadership role in advancing the successful use of stem cell transplants for people with leukemia, lymphoma, and other cancers and blood diseases. Our physicians were among the first to perform unrelated donor transplants.
Today, we continue to offer the latest promising approaches in stem cell transplants, including multiple cord blood transplants for adults and modified conditioning transplants that minimize side effects and generally allow excellent quality of life.
For all the medical breakthroughs available here, our program has a personal "feel." We put a priority on the relationships between clinicians and patients. All patients are assigned a primary transplant physician -- who is also a hematologists/oncologist -- and a dedicated nurse coordinator who follows them before, during, and after their transplant. We feel these close, one-on-one relationships are vital with a treatment like stem cell transplant, which involves such a major commitment on the part of patients and their families.