Clinician Resources

LIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke This

Our research scientists are recognized for their discoveries surrounding stem cell biology and blood formation.

Our mission is to rapidly translate scientific discoveries into improved patient care.

In 2007, the laboratory of Leonard Zon, MD, discovered that adding a certain drug to blood stem cells in zebrafish and mouse models boosted stem cell production. Zon guided this discovery into a clinical trial to determine whether this drug might help transplant patients with leukemia. If successful, the drug may enhance recovery of the child's blood and immune system and be an important advance in transplantation.

Studies from the laboratory of George Daley, MD, PhD, showed that fat cells in the bone marrow suppress the recovery of blood cell production following bone marrow transplantation in mice. Scientists are testing drugs that block the formation of fat cells in anticipation of a future clinical trial in transplant patients.

We are also currently investigating the use of autologous transplant for children with neuroblastoma and brain tumors.

We are members of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network, the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium and a Phase I Children's Oncology Group Center.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new interventions. There are different types of cancer clinical trials, such as prevention trials, early detection trials and treatment trials. The Stem Cell Transplantation Program participates in several multi-center national clinical trials. For more information please visit one of the following pages:



Request an Appointment

If this is a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1. This form should not be used in an emergency.

Patient Information
Date of Birth:
Contact Information
Appointment Details
Send RequestIf you do not see the specialty you are looking for, please call us at: 617-355-6000.International visitors should call International Health Services at +1-617-355-5209.
Please complete all required fieldsThis department is currently not accepting appointment requests onlineThis department is currently not accepting appointment requests online

Thank you.

Your request has been successfully submitted

You will be contacted within 1 business day.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call:

617-355-6000 +1-617-355-6000
Find a Doctor
Search by Clinician's Last Name or Specialty:
Select by Location:
Search by First Letter of Clinician's Last Name: *ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
More optionsSearch
Condition & Treatments
Search for a Condition or Treatment:
View allSearch
Visitor Information

Contact the Stem Cell Transplantation Program

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO