A stem cell transplant can help rebuild your bone marrow after chemotherapy. With an autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT), stem cells are removed from your body before chemo treatment, and then returned afterward. They then travel to your bone marrow and begin producing new healthy cells.
ASCT may be recommended when high doses of chemotherapy are required. That’s because while chemotherapy can kill off the cancer cells inside your bone marrow, it can also destroy healthy stem cells (immature blood cells). This can cause bone marrow failure, which makes a stem cell transplant a good option.
Our program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and participates in the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) data registry, part of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).
For more information on ASCT, call our Transplant Program Coordinator (414-649-7032
) or the Cell Therapy Program (414-649-5818