Stem Cell Transplant Units
The construction of a 30,000-square-foot adult stem cell transplant unit at The Methodist Hospital was completed in October of 1999. This comprehensive adult Cell and Gene Therapy Transplant unit has led to the expansion of the therapeutic applications for stem cell transplantation, and facilitates the translation of laboratory breakthroughs into clinical cell and gene therapies. This innovative unit provides the capability for performing all types of stem cell transplantation, cellular therapy, and gene therapy.
It also provides the environment for the implementation of clinical research studies in gene therapy, transplantation involving novel conditioning regimens, and the potential role of transplantation as novel therapy for diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
The Methodist Hospital is one of the largest private, nonprofit, acute-care institutions in the United States and the largest hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Through this affiliation with The Methodist Hospital, patients in the adult stem cell transplant unit have access to all the specialties, including radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, and intensive care.
The Cell and Gene Therapy Center utilizes the pediatric stem cell transplant facility of the Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service. Texas Children's Hospital, the largest pediatric cancer center in Texas. A 16,200-square-foot pediatric unit opened in 2001 on the 8th floor of Texas Children's Hospital, West Tower, and contains both inpatient and outpatient areas.
Through affiliation with Texas Children's, patients have access to all the pediatric specialties, including radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging and intensive care. This is especially important to transplant patients in the event of secondary complications.