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Blood & Bone Marrow Transplant

Blood & Bone Marrow Transplant

Many types of cancer respond to treatment with transplant approaches such as blood,
bone marrow, cellular therapy or stem cell therapy. If you and your doctor determine that
your treatment plan should include a cellular therapy, you can get this specialized care
close to home – at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Nationally Recognized Stem Cell & Transplant Care

At Stephenson Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer
Center, you’ll work with nationally known physicians in Oklahoma’s only cellular therapy
and comprehensive stem cell program accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation
of Cellular Therapy to serve people of all ages. You benefit from the many years of
experience held by Stephenson’s cellular therapy specialists who perform more than 100
stem cell transplants each year and completed more than 2,100 transplants since the
program began in 1982.

Comprehensive Cellular Transplant Services & Treatments

As a National Marrow Donor Program-designated transplant and donor collection center,
Stephenson Cancer Center sources stem cells from peripheral blood, marrow and
umbilical cord blood from related or unrelated donors to provide you with the greatest
range of treatment options.

Cellular therapies may offer an excellent choice for your treatment because they allow you
to receive additional doses of chemotherapy or radiation without putting too much strain on
your body, giving you another way to treat the type of cancer you face, including leukemia
or lymphoma.

At Stephenson, you’ll work with a wide array of services and health professionals related to
cellular transplant, including:

  • In-house molecular testing for fast results
  • Multidisciplinary malignant hematology tumor board for comprehensive review of every aspect of your specific situation and options for treatment
  • Dedicated malignant hematology physicians, specialists and specially trained nurses on staff
  • Oklahoma’s only hematology nurse navigator to guide you through all phases of your therapeutic journey

In addition, you’ll appreciate Stephenson’s extensive Supportive Care services, such as
genetic counseling, nutrition therapy, support groups, palliative care, cancer education
workshops
, and symptom and pain management. You’ll find all your cancer-related
services in a bright, welcoming, up-to-date facility close to home and designed for your
comfort and convenience.

Oklahoma’s Only CAR-T Therapy Program

Through OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, you gain access to the only facility in
Oklahoma where you’ll find CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor T cell) therapy, a form of
immunotherapy using genetically engineered T cells to target specific proteins that may
contribute to your condition.

Learn more about transplant and cellular therapy for adults at Stephenson Cancer Center
and explore cancer treatment for children at OU Health Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer
and Blood Disorders.

Clinical Trials & Innovative Research

When you work with the cellular therapy specialists at Stephenson Cancer Center, you can
take advantage of results from a wide range of clinical trials as part of our membership in
the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), along with
innovative research producing the latest cancer treatment options. To continually bring you
the best care available, Stephenson researchers collaborate with many regional, national
and international organizations, including:

  • BMT Clinical Trials Network
  • Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  • Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Research Network
  • National Marrow Donor Program / "The Match"

Personal Attention for Your Journey

As part of your cancer journey at Stephenson Cancer Center, you can rely on your care
team members to connect you with medical professionals and information to help you
better understand your diagnosis and treatment options. You benefit from the significant
resources and extensive expertise available for your care, as well as the ongoing support
of team members dedicated to guiding you through the challenges of your particular
situation.

Your Expert Blood & Bone Marrow Transplant Team

Choosing OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center means you benefit from experienced
physicians highly trained in malignant hematology, an onsite hematopathologist and
specially trained nurses – expertise you won’t find at other state cancer centers – all
dedicated to your care.

Request an Appointment

Find out how a stem cell transplant may help your specific situation. Call Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City at (405) 271-4022 or toll-free (855)-750-2273.

Your doctor can fax a referral request to (405) 271-4776,
ATTN: Referral Coordinator.