Drs Richard Champlin, Jerome Ritz, Willem Fibbe, Per Ljungman, and Malcom K. Brenner join Kerry Atkinson as editors of this definitive reference on the clinical practice and underlying science of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. This third edition text is significantly revised and updated with 124 chapters balancing scientific explanations with practical information on patient care for all aspects of autologous, syngeneic, and allogeneic transplantation. This edition includes 18 new chapters on significant topics such as plasticity of stem cells, embryonic stem cells, and nonmyeloablative conditioning regimens. Thoroughly referenced through 2003, the chapters are divided into 15 sections, including biological background and practical procedures, clinical results, transplant-related and organ-specific complications, laboratory aspects, and developing areas, with a final ‘breaking news’ chapter from this rapidly evolving field. Over 170 internationally-recognized experts contributed to this authoritative and practical text that is an essential resource for hematologists, oncologists, and transplant specialists.