Breaking Barriers and Dispelling Misconceptions in Transplantation

In this latest episode of ASTCT Talks, the June President's Message, we are joined by Dr. Miguel Perales, President of ASTCT and Chief of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. This episode features a personal story of a patient with aggressive lymphoma who initially had doubts about the effectiveness of transplantation but ultimately experienced a fulfilling life post-transplant. Dr. Perales' story underscores the significance of educating colleagues about improved outcomes and advancements in cell therapies. He also delves into the primary barriers to access in the field and the initiatives undertaken by ASTCT to address these obstacles, aiming to ensure patients receive life-saving treatments. Listeners can gain insights into the actions that the ASTCT community can take to combat misconceptions, including engaging with local physicians, providing educational resources, and fostering collaboration between academic centers and community practitioners.

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