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Stem Cell Transplantation Research at The Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center Aims to Develop 'Designer' Transplants
Date:7/23/2008

get in a patient after the transplant. Ultimately, our goal is to be able to use this technique to guide us in customizing the transplantation process to obtain better treatment results for patients."

The research involved 18 patients, ranging in age from 30 to 69 years who were diagnosed with various hematological cancers and serious blood disorders. They were followed by the research team for several years.

This research is funded by grants from the NIH and the Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program of the National Marrow Donor Program.

"The studies in stem cell transplantation being conducted at The Cancer Center help to contribute to very favorable outcomes rates for our Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program," says Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., chairman and executive administrative director.

Each year between 80 and 100 patients undergo allogeneic stem cell transplantation at The Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. With the addition of autologous stem transplants, the program's experts perform more than 350 stem cell transplants every year, making it one of the 10 largest in the United States.

The Cancer Center is New Jersey's largest and the one ranked the best cancer center in the state by New York magazine. For more information about The Cancer Center, call (201) 996-5900 or visit http://www.humc.com.

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