Accelerating Aging: Considerations for Cellular Therapy and Transplantation
This session examines accelerated aging in the context of cellular therapy and transplantation. To foster an understanding of the role that cellular therapy and transplantation plays in older adults, barriers to treatment from patients’ and providers’ perspectives will be explored. Accelerated aging may be a limitation to proceeding to transplantation or cellular therapy and hamper recovery from this treatment. The session also focuses on the biopathophysiological mechanisms associated with accelerated aging in the context of cellular therapy and transplantation, physical and psychological manifestations of accelerated aging, and impact on survivorship. This session aired as an ASTCT Education Session during the 2021 TCT Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR.