This is a great thing! Since transplantation is still not a widely known or practiced treatment option hopefully this will draw a lot more attention to it and help keep people informed. I firmly believe this is the very best treatment option for the people that qualify for it.
I'm happy to talk to anyone who has questions about it as I went through the protocol, but didn't end up getting the transplant. There are others here who were able to complete the protocol and transplant who have more first hand knowledge as well. Raye has mentioned that he is very willing to talk to people about his experience with this option as well, you can look him up here by using the search function. Ashley is also very knowledgeable about the option as her Mom successfully completed the transplant protocol.
Only about half or 2/3's of the people who enter the protocol will be able to complete it due to disease progression/discovery of metastases or other criteria which exclude you from the protocol but for those that make it through it is generally considered the best chance at a cure.
Best of luck to everyone who is looking for treatment options.
Ulcerative Colitis 1990, Stage 0 colon cancer and subsequent colectomy with J-pouch in 7/2005, PSC 7/2005, Klatsin CCA 8/2009