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Transplantations Centre

Prof. Massimo Aglietta
Phone: 011.993.3623
Fax: 011.993.3628

Directorate and standard admission 4th  floor;
Day hospital ground floor;
Out-patient services 1st  floor

The Stem Cell Transplant Centre is part of the Directorate di Medical Oncology and has been in operation at the I.R.C.C.S. of Candiolo since 2000. The Transplant Centre in-patient service is composed of 4 intensive care therapy rooms, equipped with HEPA filters and positive pressure filters intended to contain, during the phase of bone marrow aplasia, infections from external agents. The Transplant Centre is staffed by the professional figures required to achieve maximum  efficiency and efficacy of all phases in the process of care and, for this reason, it takes charge of the patient for the whole time  necessary to ensure constant assistance and management of the possible problems regarding the procedure.
The chief mission of the Transplant Centre is to provide patients suffering from the principal onco-haematological diseases (acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's lymphoma  and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ) and with some selected kinds of  solid tumour (germinal tumours and Ewing's Sarcoma) the transplantation of haemopoietic stem cells as a therapeutic strategy. The centre performs autologous stem cell transplants and allogeneic stem cell transplants (from a donor). In this type of transplant, in the absence of a compatible family member, the donor is selected from the worldwide donor (WBMDR).
While in the autologous transplant the stem cells play a role in the reconstitution of the haemopoietic system, in the transplant of bone marrow from a donor (allogeneic), beside this role they also play a role in cellular immunotherapy towards the tumour (Graft Versus tumour effect).


Opened in 1997, the Candiolo Institute is an international reference centre for the treatment and research of cancer diseases.