Our Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program is one of the oldest blood and marrow transplant programs in the United States, and our physicians are nationally and internationally known for their leadership in the field.
We continue to push the boundaries of understanding surrounding how the immune system recovers after a bone marrow or stem cell transplant and are continuously advancing new approaches and treatments to improve patient outcomes.
Hematologic and Blood Related Cancer Clinical Trials
Physicians in the program are active in research, continually searching for new and better treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers. Through pioneering research and clinical trials, we are focused on reducing complications that can occur after a blood or marrow transplant and are working to develop new strategies to reduce the risk of disease recurrence.
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. Medical College of Wisconsin hematologist/oncologist Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, serves as scientific director of the CIBMTR.
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, the largest clinical trials effort in transplantation in the world.
Helping to advance transplant science and technology globally, our physicians work with organizations around the world, including the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the Asia-Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group, and the Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantation.
Virtual Visits Are Available
Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.