Blood / Hematologic Cancer
When it comes to blood cancers, also known as hematologic cancers, you should see the team at the Georgia Cancer Center first because we offer the region’s only bone marrow and stem cell transplant program to treat adult leukemia, lymphoma and other types of blood cancer.
Patients have access to both autologous stem cell transplant and allogeneic stem cell transplant. Autologous transplant involves using the patient’s own stem cells. Allogeneic transplant uses stem cells donated by another person. There are four types of allogeneic transplant: match-related donor, match-unrelated donor, half-match donor, and umbilical cord blood transplants. We are able to perform all types of stem cell transplant here at the Georgia Cancer Center.
Our center has a comprehensive approach to treat patients: from diagnosis through treatment, into remission, followed by stem cell transplantation and then follow up care as a cancer survivor.
Each patient is supported by a team that includes nurse practitioners, inpatient nurses, nurse navigators, social workers, oncology pharmacists, stem cell collection (apheresis) staff, and stem cell processing staff. The team also includes specialized laboratory staff for DNA tests, like HLA typing.