Stem Cell Transplantation
Thousands of cancer patients undergo stem cell transplants each year, giving them renewed hope for a longer life.
The Stem Cell Transplant Program at Fairfax offers transplant services through a unique partnership between Virginia Cancer Specialists and the Inova Health System. The types of transplants the Program offers includes:
- Autologous Transplant – A method by which to safely deliver high-dose chemotherapy. Your own stem cells are harvested prior to chemotherapy and then re-infused after chemotherapy is completed.
- Allogeneic Transplant – A method by which high-dose chemotherapy is delivered followed by re-infusion stem cells from a donor other than yourself.
Matched Unrelated Donor (MUD)
- Non-myelobalative/Reduced Intensity Chemotherapy (RIC) – A type of allogeneic transplant which uses a modified or reduced dose of chemotherapy.
About The Program
Patients who choose the Stem Cell Transplant Program at Fairfax are choosing a team of highly skilled and experienced oncologists, physicians, surgeons and other health professionals. Your team is fluent in the most advanced treatment options and technologies available today for those living with cancer and diseases of the blood. Our vision is to offer world-class customer service by providing exceptional care and being recognized as leaders in stem cell transplantation and customer satisfaction.
The Program was founded in 1989 and is one of the few programs in the country to offer comprehensive services in a community setting. It is the only program in the Washington, D.C. area to offer a Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) accredited program. FACT accreditation is the gold standard insurance companies often demand. It is the benchmark for quality care.