Alternative Donor Stem Cell Transplantation
Originally presented June 18, 2019
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is a curative procedure for many patients with blood cancers, bone marrow failure syndromes, and genetic disorders. In this presentation, Dr. Karen Ballen, Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Hematology, Hematologic Malignancy, and Stem Cell Transplant at the University of Virginia, will discuss the challenges and opportunities alternative donor stem cell transplantation provides.
This comprehensive webinar will review the indications and side effects of allogeneic transplant and discuss the selection of the optimal donor for each patient, including matched related and unrelated donors, and haploidentical donors and umbilical cord blood donors. Dr. Ballen will review recent data on umbilical cord blood transplant and minimal residual disease, as well as current large studies comparing donor sources.
Attendees will learn about:
- Indication for cord blood transplantation
- Donor options available for patients with blood cancers
- Patient outcomes after cord blood transplant
- The differences between public and private banking and how to find the best donor
- The importance of diverse cord blood unit availability
- The effect of cord blood licensure
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