Terms & Definitions

Disease and Treatment Education

At ASTCT, we know that learning that you or a loved one has cancer is scary — and the idea of a blood or marrow transplant can seem daunting. That's especially true when you're hearing terms you don't understand. Use this list of terms and definitions as a starting point — and never hesitate to ask your doctor for additional information.

Disease Resources

Multiple Myeloma

Gene Therapy

Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA)

Treatment Resources

Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL)

Learn More About Different Diseases

Diseases treatable by transplant:

Bone Marrow Failure Diseases:

Inherited Immune System Disorders:


Inherited Metabolic Disorders:

Financial Resources

Recommended by the ASTCT Pharmacists Special Interest Group


Partnership for Prescription Assistance

RxAssist Patient Assistance Program Center