Autologous stem cell transplantation
Autologous stem cell transplantation (also called autogenous, autogeneic, or autogenic stem cell transplantation and abbreviated auto-SCT) is autologous transplantation of stem cells, that is, transplantation in which stem cells (undifferentiated cells from which other cell types develop) are removed, stored, and later given back to the same person. Although it is most frequently performed with hematopoietic stem cells (precursors of blood-forming cells) in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, cardiac cells have also been used successfully to repair damage caused by heart attacks.
- Autologous stem cell transplantation entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
- ScienceDaily Report University of Louisville. "Two years out, patients receiving stem cell therapy show sustained heart function improvement, study suggests." ScienceDaily, 6 Nov. 2012. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.
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