An Overview of Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT) (Advances in the Management of Oncology, Stem Cell- and Solid Organ-Transplant Patients)

As SCT continues to grow and evolve, managing the continuum of care for these patients can be a unique challenge for clinicians. With increased emphasis on patient outcomes and the demand for quality, health care professionals look for guidelines that will facilitate optimal outcomes for their patients. This presentation will review key concepts of SCT; the role of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP); the different sources, types, and indications for SCT; as well as the potential complications, including infection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) with SCT.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  1. Define and explain the different types of blood/marrow transplants, sources of stem cells and adult diseases commonly treated with SCT
  2. Describe GVHD, graft-versus-tumor effect, graft-versus-leukemia effect, remission and chemo-sensitive disease
  3. Discuss potential general complications of SCT to include infection and organ failure
  4. Review role of the NMDP in blood and marrow transplantationy

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Faculty Listing
Michael R. Bishop, MD
Director, Hematopoeitic Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Section of Hematology/Oncology
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.25 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.25 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.25 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.25 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.25 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.25 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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