Why Choose UofL Brown Cancer Center for a stem cell transplant?
At UofL Brown Cancer Center, we offer:
- Multidisciplinary expertise: Our team of doctors, which may include surgeons, oncologists, hematologists (blood specialists) and radiation oncologists, will work together to develop an effective and personalized treatment plan for you. In addition, specially trained oncology nurses care for you before, during and after treatment, help manage clinical trials and provide education about what to expect. Because transplant and cellular therapy can often be complex, we have specific nurse coordinators who will guide you through the process.
- Convenient care: We are one of only two adult cancer centers in the region that offers a stem cell transplant program. This means you can receive state-of-the-art care without leaving the Kentuckiana region. Patients who live locally and have good family support may also be eligible to have a transplant on an outpatient basis, rather than having an extended stay in the hospital.
- Specialized inpatient facility: We maintain a 16-bed specialty care unit at UofL Hospital. Physicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays and weekends. Each room is private and equipped with complete monitoring systems that allow staff to continually check your progress. A HEPA-filtered air handling system, special flooring, and copper fixtures with antimicrobial properties help protect patients from infection. Each room also includes a private restroom and many include a sleeping area for family members so they can be of support along the way. Those who need extended stays even have access to a kitchenette and laundry facilities.
- Support services: UofL Brown Cancer Center offers a wide variety of support services for you and your family including social work, cancer rehabilitation, financial counseling, palliative care, and a unique survivorship program. The M. Krista Loyd Resource Center helps connect patients and families to these services needed to achieve the best possible experience, and also provides a wide variety of educational resources, therapies and classes.
- Nationally accredited: Our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is nationally accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), the gold standard of excellence for blood and bone marrow transplant programs in the United States.
- Long-term care: We closely follow our patients after transplant to ensure success. We partner with your referring doctor throughout the entire transplant process, from pre-transplant evaluation to the transplant procedure to post transplant follow-up care.
- Delivering improved patient safety: University of Louisville Hospital and UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center has been designated a Blue Distinction Center+ for Transplants for Adult Bone Marrow/Stem Cell by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.
Conditions Treated With Transplant
We offer stem cell transplant for patients with the following diseases:
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
- Germ Cell Tumors
- Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome
- Myeloproliferative Disorders
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Severe Aplastic Anemia
UofL Brown Cancer Center offers the full spectrum of stem cell transplant types, which include:
- Autologous: A transplant using your own cells from your bloodstream or bone marrow
- Allogeneic: Transplanting cells from a matched donor, which may or may not be a family member.
- Haploidentical: Transplanting cells from a half-matched donor.
- Umbilical cord blood transplant
- CAR-T Therapy
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For Referring Physicians
We work with providers around the country to deliver the best possible care to their patients. We consult with referring physicians before, during and after the treatment process.
To arrange a consultation or make a referral, call us at 502-562-HOPE (4673) or fill out our online form.
Dr. William Tse is chief of the division of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and leads the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
In addition to our expert hematologists, other members of our multidisciplinary care team provide support throughout the transplant process.