About Our Program

Carol Richman © UC Regents

Dr. Carol Richman is one of our Stem Cell Transplant Program specialists.


Stem Cell Transplant Program

The region’s first bone marrow transplant took place at UC Davis in 1993. Today the Stem Cell Transplant Program at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the most experienced of its kind in Northern California. We provide a full range of transplant options, including autologous, matched-related and unrelated transplants, and our success rates meet or exceed national averages.

Our program is designated as a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Transplant Center, giving UC Davis patients access to more than 22 million registered stem cell donors worldwide, and more than 600,000 units of donated cord blood. The program participates in national clinical trials through cooperative groups supported by the National Cancer Institute.

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate and personalized care to our patients, stem cell donors, caregivers and families. Our collaborative approach to care ensures our patients have the best possible outcomes.


Patient stories

Patient Stories 

Patients who have undergone stem cell transplantation at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center share their stories

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About stem cell transplantation

About stem cell transplantation 

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding stem cells and stem cell transplantation

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Patient journey

Patient Journey 

Learn what happens during the stem cell transplant process

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Our Team

Our Team 

All of our patients are cared for by a highly trained and dedicated team of health professionals

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Facilities

Facilities 

Locations for all of our stem cell transplant facilities

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Useful links

Useful links 

Find useful links to more information on bone marrow/stem cell transplantation, support and stem cell donation

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We specialize in the treatment of:

  • Acute and chronic leukemias
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • Lymphomas (both Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s)
  • Plasma cell disorders, primarily multiple myeloma
  • Marrow failure states such as aplastic anemia
  • Selected cases of recurrent germ cell tumor

Our services include:

  • Transplant for adult patients, including those over 60 years old
  • Autologous, allogeneic related and allogeneic unrelated transplants using peripheral blood stem cells, bone marrow and cord blood 
  • Myeloablative  and non-myeoablative (reduced intensity) treatment plans
  • Donor lymphocyte infusions
  • Phototherapy procedures to treat chronic graft-versus-host disease
  • Treatment provided by a collaborative team of stem cell transplant physicians, nurse practitioners and registered oncology nurses
  • Care coordination by highly specialized transplant nurse coordinators
  • Access to clinical trials
  • Pharmacy, social work, nutrition and other patient support services
  • WeCARE! Blood Cancer Peer Navigator Program for newly diagnosed patients
  • Help with arranging temporary housing near the medical center for patient families

 

Our accreditations

FACT accreditationThe UC Davis Stem Cell Transplant Program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), which certifies that our program continuously meets or exceeds international standards for stem cell collections, processing and complete patient care from initial evaluation through return to the referring oncologist.

National Marrow Donor ProgramOur program is designated as a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Transplant Center and meets NMDP’s stringent annual requirements for the performance of unrelated donor transplants.

The program also participates in National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials and is designated as a Center of Excellence by most health-care insurers.

  • Clinical Program                                              LEARN MOREarrow
  • Apheresis
  • Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Laboratory
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit