UCI Health stem cell transplant program saved a dad of four from an aggressive form of blood cancer
August 20, 2021
IN THE NEWS: More than three years ago, Sean Ramos was diagnosed with an aggressive form of blood cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy and several other treatments, the cancer came back. This led Ramos to seek treatment at UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and its Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program — the only stem cell transplant program for adults in Orange County.
Recently, a news reporter with Spectrum News interviewed Ramos and UCI Health hematology-oncologist Dr. Stefan Ciurea, who performed Ramos’ stem cell transplant in October 2020.
“I told Sean at that time, we can still cure your disease despite two failed procedures," Ciurea told Spectrum News. “[Our] goal [is] to get patients back to living a life fully.”