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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) refers to a procedure in which hematopoietic stem cells are infused to restore bone marrow function in cancer patients who receive bone marrow-toxic doses of cytotoxic drugs, with or without whole-body radiation therapy. Stem cells from bone marrow may be obtained from the transplant recipient (autologous HSCT) or from a donor (allogeneic HSCT). They can be harvested from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood and placenta shortly after delivery of neonates.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are neoplasms of hematopoietic origin characterized by the accumulation of lymphocytes with a mature, generally well-differentiated morphology. In CLL, these cells accumulate in blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and spleen, while in SLL they are generally confined to lymph nodes. The Revised European-American/WHO Classification of Lymphoid Neoplasms considers B-cell CLL and SLL a single disease entity.
CLL and SLL share many common features and are often referred to as blood and tissue counterparts of each other, respectively. Both tend to occur in older individuals and present as asymptomatic enlargement of the lymph nodes. Both tend to be indolent in nature but can undergo transformation to a more aggressive form of disease (e.g., Richter’s transformation).
I. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
II. Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
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Link to Transplant Pre-Authorization Form: https://www.bluecrossmn.com/sites/default/files/DAM/2019-12/X16519R04_Transplant%20Request%20Form.pdf
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