NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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syngeneic bone marrow transplantation
(SIN-jeh-NAY-ik bone MAYR-oh tranz-plan-TAY-shun)
A procedure in which a patient receives healthy stem cells (blood-forming cells) to replace their own stem cells that have been destroyed by disease or by treatment with radiation or high doses of chemotherapy. In a syngeneic transplant, the healthy stem cells are donated by the patient’s healthy identical twin.