Over the past 35 years, stem cell and bone marrow transplantation have evolved from experimental therapies to well-established and widely used treatments for a variety of malignant and nmalignant conditions. This book is a practical pocket manual for all members of the stem cell and bone marrow transplant team, based on a popular in-house handbook used at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The manual covers all aspects of the transplantation process, from stem cell processing through management of transplant-related complications. Evaluation and counseling of patients and dors, preventative care, and conditioning regimens are also covered, making this an ideal resource for nurses as well. The text is handily arranged in outline format to maximize the usefulness and convenience of this resource.
Joseph H. Antin, MD, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at the Dana-Farber Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Deborah Yolin Raley, PA-C, is Chief Physician Assistant in the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.