The current status of hematopoietic cell transplantation

Annu Rev Med. 2003;54:491-512. doi: 10.1146/ Epub 2001 Dec 3.


Hematopoietic cell transplantation is the preferred therapy for a substantial proportion of patients with life-threatening diseases of the lymphohematopoietic system. Recent advances in donor identification, disease eradication, and supportive care measures have broadened the application of transplantation and improved outcomes. This article provides a brief review of the major clinical principles of transplantation and results achieved to date.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / trends
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Forecasting
  • Graft vs Host Disease / etiology
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplantation / trends*
  • Tissue Donors
  • Treatment Outcome