At Sylvester, we provide transplants for infants, children, and adolescents with cancer, bone marrow failure, blood diseases, and congenital immune deficiencies.
Both bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant are phrases that mean healthy blood-producing stem cells are put back into your body. These new cells replace damaged or diseased bone marrow cells. The procedure can use cells from your own body (called autologous transplant) or from a related or unrelated donor (an allogeneic transplant).
Our transplant experts are able to provide excellent care for different sources of allogeneic transplants. From matched sibling donors, to haplo-identical parents/siblings, to unrelated donors and cord blood transplants.
In addition to transplantation, our team has experience with cellular therapies. We can offer patients with different types of leukemia and lymphoma different types of CAR T therapies (Chimeric Antigen Receptors = CAR). These are T-cells that are engineered to attack and destroy the specific leukemia or lymphoma that a patient has based on specific receptors.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Leading edge research in bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. When both research and expert clinical practice come together, you know you have the most up-to-date treatment possible for your specific condition, delivered in a setting in which all the different experts needed for comprehensive treatment come together.
South Florida's only university-based pediatric transplant program. We serve children in South Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean with national affiliations. Your child has access to a wider base of donors and clinical trials involving stem cell transplant to increase chances of a successful transplant.
Personalized recommendations. Whether you have a familial predisposition to particular cancers, or you want your child to stay healthy long-term, we keep your goals in mind when developing your screening and treatment schedules.
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