The Medical College of Wisconsin is a premier center known worldwide for research into blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapies. The Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies Program offers a variety of clinical trials investigating new stem cell transplantation strategies, studies evaluating graft vs. host disease (GVHD) prevention and treatment, and highly innovative cell and gene therapies.
The program is leading paradigm-changing CAR T-cell therapy trials for patients with lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia and solid tumors.
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
Founded in 1972, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), located within the Clinical Cancer Center, contains the world’s largest database of blood and marrow transplant outcomes. More than 400 centers report their transplant data to the center, which then collects, categorizes and analyzes the data on transplant patients for the duration of their lives.
Information from the CIBMTR assists physicians in making better-informed treatment decisions, helps researchers zero in on ways to optimize treatments, and provides a way for patients to compare outcomes at different facilities.
The CIBMTR is also a key player in the design and implementation of clinical studies through its coordination of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMTCTN), the largest clinical trials effort in transplantation in the world. It conducts large, multi-institution clinical trials in the field of stem cell transplantation. These trials address issues in blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapies, increasing the understanding of treatment approaches as well as developing novel ideas.
Helping to advance transplant science and technology globally, our physicians work with organizations around the world, including:
- American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
- European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
- Asia-Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group
- Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantation