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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Autologous stem cell transplantation (aw-TAH-luh-gus tranz-plan-TAY-shun)
A procedure in which blood-forming stem cells (cells from which all blood cells develop) are removed, stored, and later given back to the same person.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.