St Vincent’s is acknowledged as a national and international leader in advancing cellular therapy and research. 40 years ago, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney performed the first bone marrow transplant in Australia. 30 years on, our doctors performed another first with a haematopoietic stem cell transplant.
That’s why the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation is now working to help establish a new Centre of Excellence in Cellular Therapy here at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.
Cellular Therapy (or cell therapy) is the use of the patient’s own cells as treatment for a range of conditions and diseases. It is an emerging field of medicine that holds great promise for how patients will be treated in the future.
The Centre will focus on both malignant and autoimmune diseases, including:
- haematopoietic stem cell transplant to treat blood cancers such as multiple myeloma, lymphoma and leukaemia
- severe chronic immune conditions such as multiple sclerosis and schematic sclerosis (scleroderma)
Central to the success of the St Vincent’s Cellular Therapy program is our on-going commitment to create and expand partnerships with national and international research institutes, peak bodies and similarly aligned philanthropic organsations.
Your generous support today can help us ensure the fastest possible translation of medical research and innovation into improved patient treatments for those suffering from malignant and autoimmune diseases.Donate now