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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Location

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave
Dana 2073
Boston, MA 02215
Direct phone: (617) 632-5138

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020
  • Marrow: 157
  • PBSC: 522
  • Cord Blood: 19
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 467
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center hematopoietic stem cell transplantation program is an adult oncology effort of Dana-Farber and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital work together to provide pediatric stem cell transplantation.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1984 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since March 1989.

Attending physicians

Adult - Joseph H. Antin, Phillipe Armand, Corey Cutler, Christopher Gibson, Mahasweta Gooptu, Vincent Ho, John Koreth, Sarah Nikiforow, Rizwan Romee, Roman Shapiro, Robert Soiffer

Pediatric - Suneet Agarwal, Francesca Alvarez Calderon, Serine Avagyan, Susanne Baumeister, Christy Duncan, Ulrike Gerdemann, John Horan, Malika Kapadia, Leslie Lehmann, Hojun Li, Maxim Pimkin, Jared Rowe, Grant Rowe, Christina Ullrich, Jennifer Whangbo

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

Discounted and free housing resources on a need basis.

About the center

Overview

Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center hematopoietic stem cell transplantation program is an adult oncology effort of Dana-Farber and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital work together to provide pediatric stem cell transplantation.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1984 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since March 1989.

Attending physicians

Adult - Joseph H. Antin, Phillipe Armand, Corey Cutler, Christopher Gibson, Mahasweta Gooptu, Vincent Ho, John Koreth, Sarah Nikiforow, Rizwan Romee, Roman Shapiro, Robert Soiffer

Pediatric - Suneet Agarwal, Francesca Alvarez Calderon, Serine Avagyan, Susanne Baumeister, Christy Duncan, Ulrike Gerdemann, John Horan, Malika Kapadia, Leslie Lehmann, Hojun Li, Maxim Pimkin, Jared Rowe, Grant Rowe, Christina Ullrich, Jennifer Whangbo

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

Discounted and free housing resources on a need basis.

Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this center

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Boston Children's Hospital

This center's actual 1-year survival results are above the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2017, 2018, 2019, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 182 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 89.2%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 77.5% and 88.0%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes.

For overall survival for all patients transplanted with a specific disease, please see U.S. Patient Survival report at bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Brigham and Women's Hospital - Adults

This center's actual 1-year survival results are above the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2017, 2018, 2019, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 787 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 75.9%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 69.1% and 75.1%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes.

For overall survival for all patients transplanted with a specific disease, please see U.S. Patient Survival report at bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov.

Number of adult transplants

Total adult transplants


934

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 18 157 0 175
Unrelated donor 34 349 4 387
Total allogeneic 52 506 4 562
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
372
-- 372
Total combined
930 4 934

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


231

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 47 7 2 56
Unrelated donor 58 9 13 80
Total allogeneic 105 16 15 136
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
95
-- 95
Total combined
216 15 231

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 47 54 77 53 231
Unrelated 72 81 158 156 467
Autologous 85 73 210 99 467
Total 204 208 445 308 1165

Treatments may be similar for diseases within a group. It might be helpful to look at centers that have done transplants for a specific disease and centers that have done transplants for any corresponding broad disease categories.

Centers are not required to report autologous transplants so the numbers might be incomplete.

More information about transplants for this disease can be found:

Additional information

Transplant center resources

Transplant center coordinator:
Gregory Bourdeau
(617) 632-5846
Email: gregory_bourdeau@dfci.harvard.edu

Financial representative:
Jane Antin
(617) 632-3154
Email: jantin1@partners.org

Be The Match patient navigators

Patient navigators can answer your questions about choosing a transplant center and provide support and education to help you throughout your transplant journey.

Inside the United States: 1 (888) 999-6743

Outside the United States: 1 (763) 406-3410.
(Long distance or international charges may apply.)

Email: patientinfo@nmdp.org

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