Stem Cell Transplantation
The Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers Stem Cell Transplantation Program of UPMC CancerCenter provides treatment for people with:
|Blood and bone cancers
|Bone marrow disorders
- Aplastic anemia
- Gaucher disease
- Myelodysplastic disorders
Our specialists work closely with experts in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Program of UPMC CancerCenter and perform more than 120 stem cell transplants each year.
The Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers opened in December 2012. As part of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and UPMC CancerCenter, the 24,000-square-foot outpatient treatment facility creates a more comfortable experience — for patients and families — during treatment.
One of the Largest Stem Cell Transplantation Service Providers in the Region
UPMC CancerCenter — one of the largest providers of stem cell transplantation services in western Pennsylvania — offers an array of therapies, including the following stem cell transplants:
||Physicians collect and transplant stem cells from a donor who matches the recipients’ cells. |
||Physicians harvest the patient's stem cells prior to other cancer treatments, purge the abnormal cells, and transplant the purified stem cells into the patient. |
||Similar to an allogeneic transplant, however, the donor cells come from the patient’s identical twin.|
The Stem Cell Transplantation Program of UPMC CancerCenter also:
- Participates in the International Bone Marrow Registry and the Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplant Registry, providing a greater chance to find a donor “match” if needed.
- Offers opportunities to participate in innovative clinical trials of promising new transplant approaches for treating blood and bone cancers.
Learn more about the Stem Cell Transplantation Program of UPMC CancerCenter.
Learn more about the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers.