OPEN Research Support

Physician, PhD
Thomas Stauffer Larsen
Department of Haematology, Odense University Hospital

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Sampling ongoing
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 01.09.2019  
Slut 01.01.2070  

Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant and immunotherapy

Short summary

Various forms of cellular therapies are used in the treatment of haematological cancer. Autologous transplant of haematopoietic stem cells allowing administration of high dose chemotherapy, autologous T-cells genetically re-engineered to target specific tumor antigens and allogeneic haematopoietic stem cells administered in order to eliminate resistent minimal residual disease.


The department of Haematology, Odense University Hospital has performed autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplants for several years. Within recent years, patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic transplants has returned from allo-transplanting centers (Aarhus University Hospital and Rigshospitalet) three months after their transplant for further treatment and follow-up. We envision performing the tranplants here at OUH in the years to come. Moreover, new cellular therapies have emerged, here among chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells.

Advanced celllular therapies requires a highly specialized set-up and infrastructure including a database that meets international accrediation standards, Joint Accreditaion Committee ISCT and EBMT (JACIE). The department of Haematology has initiated this accreditation proces and OPEN supports the database.

Description of the cohort

Patients with haematological cancers, mainly malignant lymphoma and multiple myeloma undergoing autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplants and other cellular therapies

Data and biological material

Clinical data obtained from patient files.

Collaborating researchers and departments

Department of Clinical Immunology, Odense University Hospital