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Glossary: bone marrow transplantation, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

bone marrow transplantation

(bone MAYR-oh tranz-plan-TAY-shun)

A procedure to replace bone marrow that has been destroyed by treatment with high doses of anticancer drugs or radiation. Transplantation may be autologous (an individual's own marrow saved before treatment), allogeneic (marrow donated by someone else), or syngeneic (marrow donated by an identical twin).

2007-03-23

Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell TransplantationEl trasplante de médula ósea y el trasplante de células madre de sangre periférica