David and Etta Jonas Center for Cellular Therapy

Michael Bishop, MD, in cellular therapy lab

Leaders in Cellular Therapy Care & Research

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Cellular therapy — the transfer of human cells to heal or replace damaged tissue or cells — holds much promise for patients with cancer and other diseases. A type of immunotherapy, cellular therapies are transforming the way we treat cancer, bringing us closer to finding a cure.

The physicians and scientists at the David and Etta Jonas Center for Cellular Therapy at the University of Chicago Medicine have long been leaders in cellular therapy research and clinical care. Two types of cellular therapy — stem cell transplants and CAR T-cell therapy — were first tested in clinical trials. We participated in and were leaders in these trials, being among the first to bring these breakthrough approaches to our patients. Today, many of our patients receive these life-saving treatments on an outpatient basis, allowing them to return to the comfort of their home or nearby accommodations between treatments and appointments.

Established & Emerging Cellular Therapies

Pediatric Cellular Therapy

University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital pediatric hematology-oncology specialists are recognized experts in cellular therapy, and were the first in Illinois to offer CAR T-cell therapy to treat pediatric cancer.

Clinical Trials of New Cellular Therapies

Our physicians work to bring the latest breakthroughs in cellular therapy treatments quickly to their patients’ bedsides. Several new cellular therapies are now being tested through clinical trials for blood cancers and solid tumors.

For Medical Professionals

Refer a patient, find a clinical trial, view treatment guidelines and more. We welcome consults and referrals for any patient who may benefit from cellular therapy treatment.

David and Etta Jonas Center for Cellular Therapy

The Jonas Center unites a team of experts dedicated to improving cellular therapy, especially CAR T-cell therapy, an emerging form of cancer treatment.

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