UCLA Health and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are at the forefront of research and treatment, working together to take cancer therapy to the next level. Our Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapies Program is an integral part of this effort. The dedicated specialists who make up the bone marrow and stem cell transplant team treat adults and children with all types of blood cancer and related conditions.
The Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapies Program is a seamless, unified center for the treatment of cancers of the blood and bone marrow, including:
Many cancer centers have separate units — one that manages cancer and another that performs bone marrow and stem cell transplants. But at UCLA Health, you can get all the care you need in one place. One medical team oversees your case from diagnosis through treatment, transplant (if necessary) and recovery. We treat patients of all ages and have expertise in the treatment of all blood cancers, including adult bone marrow transplant and pediatric bone marrow transplant.
One of the world’s first bone marrow transplants was performed at UCLA Health in 1968. Our clinical program has been in operation since 1973, making it one of the oldest ongoing blood and bone marrow transplant programs in the country.
UCLA Health continues to be a top destination for cancer treatment. We’ve pioneered advances in bone marrow transplants, use of cord blood for stem cells, gene therapy and CAR T-cell therapy. Find out more about why to choose UCLA for bone marrow transplant.
UCLA Health’s team approach includes coordinated care by experts across disciplines. Our doctors have the expertise to perform lifesaving bone marrow transplants for adult and pediatric patients. Your team may include:
You may hear the terms “bone marrow transplant” and “stem cell transplant” used interchangeably, which can be confusing. In fact, they are two ways of describing the same treatment. The medical term for these transplants is “hematopoietic cell transplant.”
All transplants used to treat cancers of the blood or bone marrow involve stem cells. The difference is in the source of those stem cells. Stem cells used for transplantation can come from:
The source of the stem cells may vary depending on the cancer being treated and the best source of a good match. Regardless of the source of the stem cells, the concept is the same. After the transplant, the healthy stem cells mature into blood cells and other blood components that your body needs for healthy immune function. Learn more about adult bone marrow transplant or pediatric bone marrow transplant.
To make an appointment with our Adult Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapies Program, please call 310-206-6909.
To make an appointment with our Pediatric Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapies Transplant Program, please call 310-825-6708.