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MD Anderson Cancer Center

Location

MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Box 423
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Direct phone: (713) 792-8750

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020
  • Marrow: 126
  • PBSC: 510
  • Cord Blood: 11
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 751
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

MD Anderson is a joint adult and pediatric transplant program that performs both ablative and non-myeloablative transplants, using cord blood, bone marrow or peripheral blood as the source of stem cells. Our expertise includes cord blood, haplo-identical and mismatched related or unrelated transplants. The program is a leader in its cellular therapy treatments including Immune Effector Cells and expanding research protocols.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1990 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since June 1990.

Attending physicians

Adult - Sairah Ahmed, Gheath Al-Atrash, Amin Alousi, Paolo Anderlini, Qaiser Bashir, Richard Champlin, May Daher, Chitra Hosing, Jin Seon Im, Partow Kebriaei, Issa Khouri, Marina Konopleva, Steven M. Kornblau, David Marin, Rohtesh Mehta, Jeffrey Molldrem, Yago Nieto, Amanda Olson, Betul Oran, Uday Popat, Muzaffar Qazilbash, Jeremy Leon Ramdial, Katy Rezvani, Neeraj Saini, Elizabeth J. Shpall

Pediatric - Sajad Khazal, Kris Michael Mahadeo, Demetrios Petropoulos, Priti Tewari

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

Patient Housing during the actual transplant process may be available for patients who meet certain criteria including the receipt of MD Anderson's supplemental financial assistance. The Social Work Counselor shall determine eligibility based on assessment. Patients are expected to follow certain guidelines when using these programs/resources and must contact the Social Work Counselor for assistance. Other housing options, such as local apartment programs and hotels are available for non-indigent and out of state patients, however these are not paid for by MD Anderson Cancer Center. These options vary in cost and are discussed in detail during the social work assessment prior to transplant. Pediatric patients and families may also have access to the Ronald McDonald house. The Pediatric and Adult services both have education manuals, which cover the information that the patient needs to know and is the basis for teaching. This is given to the patient at the start of SCTCT process (pre-admission) and is used by the different disciplines in their one-on-one teaching with the patient and caregiver. Inpatient care needs are assessed and carried out by multidisciplinary care teams. Patient care rounds occur daily on the inpatient SCTCT units. Participating in the rounds are physicians, Fellows, Pharm Ds, Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) & RNs. Multidisciplinary team rounds occur weekly and are attended by representatives from all SCTCT patient care services including CNLs, nurses, case managers, nutritionists, chaplains, psychologists, physical therapists, and social workers. Long term patients and patients with complex care needs are also managed by Individualized Care Plans developed by CNLs and unit nurses who set goals and develop and manage individualized, patient-centered care plans. Physical activity is encouraged and supported through an incentive-based walking program, therapist led exercise classes, and use of a patient exercise gym located on the unit. Education for both the patients and their caregivers is pro

About the center

Overview

MD Anderson is a joint adult and pediatric transplant program that performs both ablative and non-myeloablative transplants, using cord blood, bone marrow or peripheral blood as the source of stem cells. Our expertise includes cord blood, haplo-identical and mismatched related or unrelated transplants. The program is a leader in its cellular therapy treatments including Immune Effector Cells and expanding research protocols.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1990 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since June 1990.

Attending physicians

Adult - Sairah Ahmed, Gheath Al-Atrash, Amin Alousi, Paolo Anderlini, Qaiser Bashir, Richard Champlin, May Daher, Chitra Hosing, Jin Seon Im, Partow Kebriaei, Issa Khouri, Marina Konopleva, Steven M. Kornblau, David Marin, Rohtesh Mehta, Jeffrey Molldrem, Yago Nieto, Amanda Olson, Betul Oran, Uday Popat, Muzaffar Qazilbash, Jeremy Leon Ramdial, Katy Rezvani, Neeraj Saini, Elizabeth J. Shpall

Pediatric - Sajad Khazal, Kris Michael Mahadeo, Demetrios Petropoulos, Priti Tewari

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

Patient Housing during the actual transplant process may be available for patients who meet certain criteria including the receipt of MD Anderson's supplemental financial assistance. The Social Work Counselor shall determine eligibility based on assessment. Patients are expected to follow certain guidelines when using these programs/resources and must contact the Social Work Counselor for assistance. Other housing options, such as local apartment programs and hotels are available for non-indigent and out of state patients, however these are not paid for by MD Anderson Cancer Center. These options vary in cost and are discussed in detail during the social work assessment prior to transplant. Pediatric patients and families may also have access to the Ronald McDonald house. The Pediatric and Adult services both have education manuals, which cover the information that the patient needs to know and is the basis for teaching. This is given to the patient at the start of SCTCT process (pre-admission) and is used by the different disciplines in their one-on-one teaching with the patient and caregiver. Inpatient care needs are assessed and carried out by multidisciplinary care teams. Patient care rounds occur daily on the inpatient SCTCT units. Participating in the rounds are physicians, Fellows, Pharm Ds, Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) & RNs. Multidisciplinary team rounds occur weekly and are attended by representatives from all SCTCT patient care services including CNLs, nurses, case managers, nutritionists, chaplains, psychologists, physical therapists, and social workers. Long term patients and patients with complex care needs are also managed by Individualized Care Plans developed by CNLs and unit nurses who set goals and develop and manage individualized, patient-centered care plans. Physical activity is encouraged and supported through an incentive-based walking program, therapist led exercise classes, and use of a patient exercise gym located on the unit. Education for both the patients and their caregivers is pro

Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this center

This center's actual 1-year survival results are similar to 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 905 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 72.6%.

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 68.1% and 73.8%.

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


1373

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

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 66 263 0 329
Unrelated donor 52 243 8 303
Total allogeneic 118 506 8 632
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
741
-- 741
Total combined
1365 8 1373

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


25

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

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 5 4 0 9
Unrelated donor 3 0 3 6
Total allogeneic 8 4 3 15
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
10
-- 10
Total combined
22 3 25

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 10 110 157 61 338
Unrelated 8 86 121 94 309
Autologous 10 134 357 250 751
Total 28 330 635 405 1398

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:
Michele Alvarez
(713) 745-3216
Email: mwallis@mdanderson.org

Financial representative:
Elvira Cruz
(713) 745-6968
Email: ecruz@mdanderson.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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