On behalf of the ASBMT Committee on Education we are pleased to introduce "Basic Principles and Practices of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cell Therapy – Question and Answer Approach,” a new self-directed learning quiz highlighting hematopoietic cell transplant and cell therapy topics. Answers to each question appear with evidence-based “non-exhaustive” peer-review commentary. Our aim is to provide you with a credible and freely available educational resource. Questions generated and reviewed by Syed Abutalib, MD, Mark R. Litzow, MD, and William A. Wood, MD.

* 1. Which statement about hematopoietic cell transplant comorbidity index (HCT-Cl) is INCORRECT?

* 2. Which statement accurately defines the concept of linkage disequilibrium within the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system?

* 3. Peripheral blood versus marrow graft sources in unrelated donor setting:  All of the following statements are true according to the study published in New England Journal of Medicine by Anasetti and colleagues (2012) EXCEPT:

* 4. Which of the following is NOT a vital component of cryopreservation process for hematopoietic cell therapy product (CTP)?

* 5. What is the leading cause of reported deaths after autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (auto-HCT) in the years 2013 and 2014?

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