Umbilical cord stem cell transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVES: To discuss the history, current state, and future directions of umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplantation as it relates to the emerging field of cellular therapies. DATA SOURCES: Research studies, articles, and personal experiences. CONCLUSION: Transplantation using hematopoietic stem cells from UCB is a life-saving option for patients with select oncologic and immunologic diseases, bone marrow failure, hemoglobinopathies, and inborn errors of metabolism.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Frey, MA; Guess, C; Allison, J; Kurtzberg, J

Published Date

  • May 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 115 - 119

PubMed ID

  • 19411014

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-2081

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soncn.2009.03.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States