The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program was established at Cedars-Sinai’s Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in 1991 to provide stem cell transplants to patients with breast cancer. The program fell into a lull when transplant was proven ineffective for breast cancer, but about 10 years later it had a resurgence under the directorship of Michael Lill, MD, who joined the center in 1997. In 2002, the first allogeneic transplants were performed there. Now the program has grown to include 6 medical doctors and 6 nurse coordinators. An expected 140 transplants will be performed in 2012. The largest group of transplant patients is those with multiple myeloma, followed by those with lymphoma and leukemia.
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