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VA Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Ctr.

Location

VA Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Ctr.
Bone Marrow Transplant Program
1300 East Marshall Street, North Hospital
P.O. Box 980157, 10th Floor, VCUMC Station
Richmond, VA 23298
Direct phone: (804) 828-4360
Toll-free: (800) 762-6161

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018
  • Marrow: 29
  • PBSC: 86
  • Cord Blood: 3
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 217
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

We perform autologous, related/unrelated allogeneic, and cord blood transplants in adult and pediatric patients. We are certified to administer Yescarta and Kymriah for adult diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. We are certified to administer Kymriah for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We have 21 intermediate care beds, adult and pediatric clinics and a dedicated cellular therapeutics laboratory. We are FACT accredited.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1988 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1992.

Attending physicians

Adult - Omar Castaneda Puglianini, Harold Chung, William Clark, John McCarty, Gary Simmons, Amir Toor

Pediatric - Madhu Gowda, Jordyn Grffin, Marieka Helou, Gita Massey, India Sisler, Christina Weidl

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The Doorways offers the conveniences of home (thedoorways.org). $15 dollar donation per day, referral necessary from VCUHS staff. Guests must live 30 miles or more from VCUHS. All Guests must have an adult caregiver present. Located 5 blocks from VCUHS. Free Shuttle service provided to and from VCUHS (8am- 5pm). After 5pm there is an after hours transportation service available.
We offer legal services through our Medical-Legal Partnership for oncology and pediatric patients.

About the center

Overview

We perform autologous, related/unrelated allogeneic, and cord blood transplants in adult and pediatric patients. We are certified to administer Yescarta and Kymriah for adult diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. We are certified to administer Kymriah for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We have 21 intermediate care beds, adult and pediatric clinics and a dedicated cellular therapeutics laboratory. We are FACT accredited.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1988 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since September 1992.

Attending physicians

Adult - Omar Castaneda Puglianini, Harold Chung, William Clark, John McCarty, Gary Simmons, Amir Toor

Pediatric - Madhu Gowda, Jordyn Grffin, Marieka Helou, Gita Massey, India Sisler, Christina Weidl

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The Doorways offers the conveniences of home (thedoorways.org). $15 dollar donation per day, referral necessary from VCUHS staff. Guests must live 30 miles or more from VCUHS. All Guests must have an adult caregiver present. Located 5 blocks from VCUHS. Free Shuttle service provided to and from VCUHS (8am- 5pm). After 5pm there is an after hours transportation service available.
We offer legal services through our Medical-Legal Partnership for oncology and pediatric patients.

Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this center

This center's actual 1-year survival results are below 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 2015, 2016, 2017, 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 195 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 65.5%.

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 67.1% and 79.0%.

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.

Number of adult transplants

Total adult transplants


312

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 6 28 0 34
Unrelated donor 12 55 3 70
Total allogeneic 18 83 3 104
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
208
-- 208
Total combined
309 3 312

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


23

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 5 2 0 7
Unrelated donor 6 1 0 7
Total allogeneic 11 3 0 14
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
9
-- 9
Total combined
23 0 23

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 8 8 18 7 41
Unrelated 7 16 45 9 77
Autologous 9 31 117 60 217
Total 24 55 180 76 335

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

If you have transplant-related questions, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

If you have questions about costs and financial services at this center, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

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

Survivorship program

This center has separate survivorship programs for adult and pediatric patients.
Please select the program you are interested in.