Shariati Hospital Tops in HSCT

Shariati Hospital Tops in HSCTShariati Hospital Tops in HSCT

Shariati Hospital’s hematology and oncology center, is among the world’s top three medical centers in terms of the number of hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (HSCT) performed, said Dr Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, head of the national Hematology and Oncology Research Center.

So far, 52 patients have received HSCT treatment, IRNA quoted him as saying.  The Tehran hospital was established in 1990. “The chances of a patient’s survival after treatment were 7% 20 years ago but now it has increased to 60%,” he added.   HSCT is a medical procedure in the field of hematology, most often performed for patients with certain cancers of the blood or bone marrow, such as multiple myeloma or leukemia.