Cellular Therapy and Transplant Section

FACT stamp The Cellular Therapy and Transplant Section (CTTS) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) consists of a preeminent team of specialists in immunotherapy (IP) and blood and marrow transplant (BMT). The CTTS is part of the Division of Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at CHOP. Our patients receive the most cutting-edge treatment options for a variety of severe illnesses, various cancers, and disorders of the blood and immune system. All services are available at our state-of-the-art facility where we prioritize patient comfort and safety. Led by Stephan A. Grupp, MD; our team of multi-disciplinary clinicians and researchers works together to advance and revolutionize this field of therapy. With expertise in the complex care of children with these diseases we have been continuously accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). This is the global standard for top quality patient care in cellular therapy which requires centers to demonstrate that patient needs are paramount.

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Our Team

The Cellular Therapy and Transplant Section is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse and non-nurse clinical/research coordinators, social workers, inpatient and outpatient registered nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, child life specialists and translators.


Immunotherapy Program

Children with certain cancers and other disorders of the blood and immune system may benefit from cellular immunotherapy.

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Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Our dedicated blood and marrow transplant team has extensive expertise in autologous and allogenic types of transplants.