The fourth edition of “Thomas’ Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation” recently was released, and City of Hope faculty members continue to play a major part in the publication, dubbed the “bible of bone marrow transplantation.”
Stephen J. Forman, M.D., the Francis and Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope, is one of four editors of the work, while he and 18 of his City of Hope colleagues contributed to chapters in the book.
|Stephen Forman co-edited the seminal text on bone marrow transplantation. (Photo by Thomas Brown)|
The revised edition reflects the latest basic and clinical scientific developments in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Many of those strides were made at City of Hope, one of the world’s largest and most successful transplant programs.
The book’s original editor, E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., director emeritus of the clinical research division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, was a pioneer in stem cell research. Thomas won the 1990 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his discoveries in bone marrow transplantation.
Forman shared co-editing duties with Frederick R. Appelbaum, M.D., of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Robert S. Negrin, M.D., of the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Karl G. Blume, M.D., also of Stanford, who helped establish City of Hope’s bone marrow transplant program in 1976.
Contributors to the book included these City of Hope experts: Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H., Ravi Bhatia, M.D., James Ito Jr., M.D., Amrita Krishnan, M.D., Fouad Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D., Auayporn Nademanee, M.D., Joyce Niland, Ph.D., Margaret O’Donnell, M.D., Harry Openshaw, M.D., I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., Vinod Pullarkat, M.D., John J. Rossi, Ph.D., Timothy Schultheiss, Ph.D., Marilyn Slovak, Ph.D., David Snyder, M.D., Timothy Synold, Pharm.D., Jeffrey Wong, M.D., and John Zaia, M.D.