Bone Marrow Transplant Treatment Videos
Haploidentical and Cord Blood Transplants
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is pioneering an exciting clinical trial for the roughly 40% of leukemia and lymphoma patients who can't find a successful donor from either their family or world-wide donor lists. Ronni Maestas, haploidentical bone marrow transplant survivor, shares her perspective of the transplant process. Jessie Quinn, cord blood transplant survivor, also shares her story. They advise people who are struggling to find a donor, ""don't give up hope!"" Ronni states that there are now options for those who previously felt like they had run out of options.
Partners in Hope: Bone Marrow Transplant
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is a patient care entity that was formed by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. The purpose of their research is to eliminate cancer as a cause of human suffering and death. In this video patients share their bone marrow transplant experiences at the Fred Hutchinson Bone Marrow Transplant Program at SCCA, which was not only the first to perform a bone marrow transplant, but currently performs more than any other treatment center in the world. Doctors describe breakthroughs in donor typing and talk about the pediatric center. SCCA's unmatched social and family support services provide hope for cancer patients and their loved ones.
Bone Marrow Transplant Doctor Videos
Dr. Frederick Appelbaum
Dr. Appelbaum is the Executive Director of SCCA. His work centers on the biology and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. In this video, Dr. Appelbaum characterizes the mission of SCCA as eliminating cancer as a cause of suffering and death. The only way to do this is to create new knowledge. We provide the very best possible care for cancer today and improve therapies for the future. Every year since 2000, reports back to the federal government about bone marrow transplant has put the SCCA at the top in outcomes. We have performed more transplants than any other center in the world.
Dr. Rainer Storb
Dr. Rainer Storb concentrates his research efforts on bone marrow transplantation. Although he works primarily in the lab, he spends two months working with patients at SCCA. In this video, Dr. Storb discusses the history of bone marrow transplantation. In 1965, bone marrow transplantation was in disarray and fraught with setbacks and failures. A breakthrough came with histocompatibility typing that at the time was still very young. Researchers here also found that stem cells could be harvested from the blood rather than the bone marrow. And recently, over the last decade, a technology called the mini-transplant has been developed in Dr. Storb's laboratory that makes transplant possible for elderly patients who might otherwise not be able to get a transplant.
Dr. Marc Stewart
Dr. Marc Stewart is an oncologist and the Medical Director of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. In this video, he discusses why choosing a center that's involved in research is so important for a cancer patient. The teams at SCCA are pioneers and founders in the field of stem cell transplantation for cancer patients. Stem cell transplant is a very exciting therapy designed at a minimum to prolong life, and best case to cure patients. The SCCA is world class in its ability to perform cancer related research and translate that into patient care.