On Cancer: Blood & Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation

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Q & A

8 Questions with J. J. Boelens: Giving Kids with Cancer a Second Life

Meet Jaap-Jan “J. J.” Boelens, who joined MSK Kids in 2018 as Chief of the Stem Cell Transplantation and Cell Therapy Service.

JJ Boelens holding large number 8

Event

Thriving after Blood and Marrow Transplants: The 24th Annual Celebration of Life at MSK

Memorial Sloan Kettering hosted its 24th annual “Thrivers” celebration to honor the patients, staff, and caregivers of the MSK Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Service.

People sitting and clapping at a table

Feature

Christina’s Story: Why I Donated Stem Cells to Someone I’ve Never Met

An MSK project manager shares her experiences as a stem cell donor.

Marcel van den Brink, Christina Muggeo, Mary Muggeo (Christina's mom), Bob Muggeo (Christina's dad), and James Kirkland (DKMS Content Strategist)

Finding

Some People Who Need a Bone Marrow Transplant Will Never Find a Donor — and What Can Be Done about It

MSK researchers say other options, such as cord blood transplants, can greatly expand access to transplantation for people without a matched adult donor.

Drawing of several people of different races

Finding

Gut Microbes May Protect People Having Bone Marrow Transplants

For the first time, researchers have found an association between the makeup of the microorganisms in the body before a bone marrow transplant and a patient’s survival afterward.

Jonathan Peled speaks during a press conference

Feature

Survivor Reflects on Treatment and Life after Cancer — On the Page

Meet author Amy Blumenfeld, whose experience as a pediatric patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering inspired her first novel, The Cast.

Amy Blumfeld and her family

Event

Blood and Marrow Transplant Thrivers Come Together for MSK's 23rd Annual Celebration

The Thrivers event at Memorial Sloan Kettering celebrates Bone Marrow Transplant recipients on their return to health.

Family at BMT event

Q & A

Cord Blood Transplants Provide an Opportunity for a Cure from Blood Cancer

Juliet Barker, Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Cord Blood Transplant Program, discusses MSK's expertise in cord blood transplantation.

Transplant specialist Juliet Barker