Stem cell transplants are procedures that resore
blood-forming stem cells in people who have destroyed their cells by radiation
or very high dose of chemotherapy that are used to treat certain cancers. Stem
cells are very early blood cells in the bone marrow that develop into red blood
cells, white blood cells and platelets. We need stem cells in order to survive.
Doctors can collect stem cells from your blood or a donor's. Some people have
the cord blood cells for the stem cell transplant. The cord blood cells are
collected from the umbilical cord and placenta of the new born.
Cancer stem cells in solid tumors
Stem Cell Therapy for Cancer treatment
Hematopoietic stem cells: potential new applications for translational medicine
Human umbilical cord blood as an emerging stem cell therapy for cancer