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SJHOME: At-Home Care after Stem Cell Transplant

About this study

Stem cells are produced in the spongy area of bones known as the bone marrow. A stem cell transplant replaces damaged or destroyed bone marrow stem cells with healthy ones. Stem cell transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, are used to treat cancer and other diseases.

A patient who has a stem cell transplant must take medicine and come to the doctor for follow-up appointments after discharge from the hospital. When the patient is a child, it is the responsibility of the parent or other home caregiver to be sure this follow-up care is provided.

Eligibility overview

  • 12 years old or younger
  • Has had a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCST)
  • Recruitment occurs within two weeks before or after discharge from transplant admission
  • Prescribed oral medication at discharge
  • Speaks and reads English
  • St. Jude patient

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Full title:

Health and Outpatient Management Experiences

Study goal:

The main purpose of this study is to understand how children and their parents manage follow-up care after a stem cell transplant. Researchers also want to understand how this care affects future hospitalizations and infections after transplant.


12 years old or younger

For physicians and researchers

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