Clinical Trial – A Randomized Phase II Study of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Improving Engraftment in Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplant
The UCB transplant is a type of stem cell transplant used to treat cancer of the blood or
lymph glands. The UCB transplant has advantages over other types of transplants such as ease
of obtaining the umbilical cord blood, absence of donor risks, reduced risks of contagious
infections, and the availability for immediate use. The UCB transplant is also associated
with a lower incidence of graft versus host disease, or GvHD (in GvHD, the transplanted graft
attacks the recipient organs).