Immunotherapy uses a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. Currently, immunotherapy is most typically used to fight certain types of blood cancer, including leukemia and lymphoma. But the treatment shows promise for other types of cancer, as well. Learn more.
Blood and marrow transplant (BMT) is a lifesaving therapy for people with cancerous blood disorders such as leukemia and multiple myeloma. Since our first transplant in 1977, we have established a proven record of success. Ours is the region's largest BMTprogram.
BMT uses healthy blood-forming cells from bone marrow or the bloodstream to rebuild a healthy blood supply. Bone marrow cells are called hematopoietic stem cells. Cells from the bloodstream are called peripheral stem cells. Cells for transplant may be your own, which were saved earlier, or provided from a donor.
Patients with blood cancers usually receive BMT after chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Saving more lives
BMT patients now have much shorter wait times for a donor. BMT specialists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have made advances in haploidentical transplants, or half-matched transplants. This has increased the number of possible donors and makes patient-donor matches almost immediate, potentially saving more lives.
Comprehensive outpatient and inpatient BMT care
The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion is a comfortable, convenient and safe setting for comprehensive outpatient blood and marrow transplant care. We provide BMT services designed for the unique needs of hospitalized patients and their loved ones.
We partner with you, your family and your healthcare providers and are dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality care to meet your needs. Our combination of research, education and patient care ensure the best possible outcome. Our trained BMT nurses and support staff help you with every aspect of the transplant experience, including nutrition, managing side effects and emotional support.
If you live outside Greater Kansas City, you may need to make short- or long-term lodging arrangements. Learn more about different lodging options near The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Patient Comfort & Travel Guide
Our travel packet provides patients and their families with information on lodging, dining and other amenities. Request a guide
Our dedicated travel consultant and concierge assistant will help you with lodging, transportation and other amenities. Call weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Standard Time.
- Toll-free at 844-323-1227, then press 4
- International callers, dial 00-1-913-588-1227
Ask the concierge to send or email you a Patient Comfort & Travel Guide for information on nearby lodging, dining and other amenities.