Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Hematopoietic cell transplants using cells from bone marrow or peripheral blood are given after high-dose chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Donors can be the cancer patient (an autotransplant) or another genetically matched related or unrelated person (an allotransplant). (See also Overview of Cancer Therapy.)
Allotransplants are used to treat leukemias and some lymphomas.
Hematopoietic cell transplantation is an important component of the treatment of otherwise refractory lymphomas, leukemias, and multiple myeloma.