Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.  

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Haematopoietic stem cell transplant

A procedure in which progenitor cells capable of reconstituting normal bone marrow function are administered to a patient.  This procedure is often performed as part of therapy to eliminate a bone marrow infiltrative process, such as leukaemia, or to correct congenital immunodeficiency disorders.