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PS Program Meeting, Mary Eapen, MD, MS "The Evolution of Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation" - Jan. 17

01-17-2014
1:00 PM  - 2:00 PM
MEB 3077
Sheri Sasaki
The Evolution of Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation by Mary Eapen, MDDS, MS Professor Department of Medicine Division of Hematology & Oncology Medical College of Wisconsin Umbilical cord blood collected from the placenta after child birth has over the last two decades proved to be a rich source of hematopoietic cells that has been used for hematopoietic cell transplantation for both malignant and non-malignant hematologic disorders. There is general agreement that this is a suitable alternative graft when a suitably HLA-matched adult unrelated donor is not available. Efforts are now focused on improving outcomes (hematopoietic recovery and death from transplant related complications) and expanding the use of this graft for older patients.