Stem Cell Transplants
In the cases, transplantation of blood forming stem cells may allow high doses of chemotherapy, radiation or both to be used in fighting your cancer.
Cancers which may be treated with Stem Cell Transplants
Methodist offers Stem Cell Transplant Services for the treatment of a variety of conditions including:
- multiple myeloma
Stem cell transplants use the high doses of chemotherapy and radiation to destroy both cancer cells and normal blood cells in bone marrow. After the treatment, you receive healthy, blood-forming stem cells. New blood cells develop from these transplanted stem cells to better fight the cancer.
Recognized by peers for experience, education and excellence
Methodist offers one of only three programs in Nebraska earning accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). To achieve and maintain this voluntary accreditation our program is verified through rigorous peer reviews against the most comprehensive standards in the field.
FACT accredited programs have the experience required to understand and provide for the unique needs of hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) transplant patients. We are required to perform a requisite number of annual clinical transplant programs and have Medical Directors and program personnel who meet FACT educational and experience requirements.