Bone marrow transplants have transformed leukemia and related cancers, once thought incurable, into highly treatable diseases. This procedure replaces damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells.
The James Graham Brown Cancer Center is one of just two facilities in Kentucky — the only one in the Louisville area — to offer a Bone Marrow & Transplantation Program (BMT). We are home to a renowned group of BMT physicians whose combined experience totals more than 80 years, with a 90 percent Oncology Certified Nursing (OCN) staff. The BMT program reflects the combined strength of groundbreaking research, leading-edge technology, accomplished specialists and exceptional collaborative care.
Our BMT program has few equals when it comes to our highly multidisciplinary approach. This means that we pull specialists from every pertinent area to team up on developing a treatment plan just for you. In addition, an exceptional staff of specially trained oncology nurses will care for you before, during and after treatment. They educate you about what to expect when you go home and help you learn what each medication does and how to take it safely. They address your family members’ needs and concerns, too, all with compassion, respect and understanding.
We also partner up with many groups in the community focused on cancer support and causes. The M. Krista Loyd Resource Center, located right in the heart of the JGBCC, will help you connect with these and any other services you might need, including our own education classes and support groups. The Resource Center staff is here to answer all your questions and to offer you a peaceful place to learn, relax and heal emotionally.
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Our aim at the JGBCC is to provide patients the latest, most effective treatments and support services in a convenient location close to home. This allows you to remain near your family and loved ones so that you have constant access to your support system while also receiving the best care available anywhere.
Our accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) is your assurance that we are living up to our promise.
Groundbreaking research and clinical trials
In cooperation with other research and clinical programs at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, the physicians and researchers in the BMT program have developed clinical trials for a variety of diseases. Patients with life-threatening conditions such as leukemia, autoimmune disorders, red blood cell diseases and enzyme deficiencies will likely be the first to benefit from this research. Click here for more information on clinical trials.
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