Stem Cell Transplant Program

Leading-Edge Knowledge Benefits Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Therapy at UH Seidman Cancer Center

FACT Accreditation

UH Cleveland Medical Center’s Stem Cell Transplant Program has received international recognition by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). Learn more.

University Hospitals Stem Cell Transplant Program offers excellence in cancer treatment for pediatric and adult patients. Located at UH Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, the Stem Cell Transplant Program provides the latest innovations with superior outcomes for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other hematologic (blood) types of cancer.

Experts in the Stem Cell Transplant Program provide specialized treatments, aiming to find the best therapy for each patient.

Our comprehensive program offers cord blood, blood, and marrow transplants for a range of hematologic cancers and other disorders using either the patient’s own stem cells or those donated by a family member or unrelated volunteer.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Cancer Treatment

At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we take pride in offering a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment. Patients who seek care have access to a multidisciplinary team that includes:

  • Physicians (oncologists and other surgical and medical specialists)
  • Mid-level providers (physician assistants, advanced practice nurses)
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse navigator
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Social workers
  • Nutritionists
  • Physical therapists
  • Chaplains

After meeting with the patient, our experts develop a highly unique treatment plan based on each individual’s specific needs and preferences. Transplant patients are evaluated and cared for by a team whose objective is to increase coordination of care and improve outcomes. Our team also works closely with the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to treat children with hematologic cancers and other blood disorders.

Recognition and Accomplishments

As an affiliate of the National Marrow Donor Program, our bone marrow transplant program is among the most accomplished and respected nationwide. Some of the UH Stem Cell Transplant Program’s accomplishments include the following:

Other accomplishments in the field of stem cell therapy include:

  • Helping to establish the National Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, the only facility of its kind in the U.S. Located at UH Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, this partnership was created with nearly $20 million in grants from the state of Ohio and other organizations to study and develop new stem cell-based therapies.
  • Developing a leading site for national clinical trials in hematologic malignancies, which are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Among the first programs in Ohio to pass the State Department of Health’s newly developed bone marrow transplant inspection.

In addition, we are aggressively pursuing innovative treatment developments through stem cell therapy clinical trials combining chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy and stem cell transplantation.

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