Chapter 30. The Evaluation and Counseling of Candidates for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

  1. Frederick R. Appelbaum MD Member Director Professor Head3,4,
  2. Stephen J. Forman MD Director Staff Physician5,6,
  3. Robert S. Negrin MD Professor of Medicine Chief7 and
  4. Karl G. Blume MD, FACP Emeritus Professor of Medicine7,8
  1. Karl G. Blume MD, FACP Emeritus Professor of Medicine8 and
  2. Robert A. Krance MD Professor of Pediatric and Medicine Director of Pediatric1,2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303537.ch30

Thomas' Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Stem Cell Transplantation, Fourth Edition

Thomas' Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Stem Cell Transplantation, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Blume, K. G. and Krance, R. A. (2009) The Evaluation and Counseling of Candidates for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, in Thomas' Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Stem Cell Transplantation, Fourth Edition (eds F. R. Appelbaum, S. J. Forman, R. S. Negrin and K. G. Blume), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303537.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

  2. 4

    Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA

  3. 5

    Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, Duarte, California, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California, USA

  5. 7

    Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

  6. 8

    Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 8

    Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153485

Online ISBN: 9781444303537

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Keywords:

  • patient-oriented issues in hematopoietic cell transplantation;
  • evaluation and counseling of candidates for hematopoietic cell transplantation;
  • second counseling meeting;
  • counseling patients seeking multiple opinions;
  • disease and remission status;
  • conditions affecting treatment outcomes;
  • compatibility of donor–recipient pair;
  • psychosocial assessment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Written information for patients

  • The patient's first visit to the transplant center

  • Advice on counseling new patients

  • The problem of permanent infertility

  • The choice of transplant procedure

  • Which outcomes data should one quote?

  • What does the patient hear and remember?

  • The second counseling meeting

  • When to advise against transplantation

  • How to counsel patients seeking multiple opinions

  • The new foreign patient

  • The issue of clinical trials

  • Conditions affecting treatment outcomes

  • Psychosocial assessment

  • Special considerations for pediatric transplant candidates

  • Some final considerations

  • References