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Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute

West Penn Hospital
Cell Transplantation Program
4800 Friendship Avenue, Suite 2303NT
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 578-4355
(800) 860-9724
http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/cancer-institute/bone-marrow-transplantation

Number of Transplants Performed

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1990 and has been an NMDP transplant center since February 1991.

Transplants Reported (From Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2012 as reported by the centers)       Unrelated or Related Donor Auto-
logous

(PBSC or marrow)
Total (by transplant type)
Marrow PBSC Cord
Blood
Unrelated Donor
- Adult
0 40 1 --- 41
Unrelated Donor
- Pediatric
0 0 0 --- 0
Related Donor
- Adult
0 22 0 --- 22
Related Donor
- Pediatric
0 0 0 --- 0
Autologous
- Adult
--- --- --- 55 55
Autologous
- Pediatric
--- --- --- 0 0
Total
(by cell source)
0 62 1 55 118

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Patient Survival Information for this Center

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital


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 2009, 2010 and 2011, 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 95 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 57.8%.

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 46.0% and 64.7%.

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


Transplant Results by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage

Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute - Related

Survival by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage after Related Donor Transplantation

This report is based on first allogeneic transplants performed between January 2009 and December 2011 using related donors. It only includes patients with known survival status at 1-year post-transplant. In some cases, patients may have been alive at last reported follow-up that was less than one year. Those patients have not been included in this report. The first number represents the number of patients alive at one year post transplant. The second number is a total number of transplanted patients in that particular group.


Diagnosis 0-9 Yrs 10-19 Yrs 20-29 Yrs 30-39 Yrs 40-49 Yrs 50-59 Yrs 60+ Yrs Overall
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in first complete remission -- -- 1/1 -- -- 3/3 2/2 6/6
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second complete remission -- -- -- -- 0/1 -- -- 0/1
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission -- -- 1/1 -- 0/1 0/2 1/1 2/5
Acute myelogenous leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- -- 0/1 -- 1/1 0/1 0/1 1/4
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other chronic leukemia -- -- -- -- 1/2 1/1 -- 2/3
Hodgkin lymphoma -- -- 0/1 -- 2/2 -- -- 2/3
Myelodysplastic disorders - Refractory anemia, Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblast, Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia, Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblast -- -- -- 1/1 -- -- 0/1 1/2
Myelodysplastic disorders - Refractory Anemia with excess blasts (with 5-9% brasts (RAEB-1) and 10-19% blasts (RAEB-2)) -- -- -- -- -- 0/2 -- 0/2
Myelodysplastic disorders - Other MDS -- -- -- -- -- 0/1 -- 0/1
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma -- -- -- -- 2/3 1/3 2/4 5/10
Total -- -- 2/4 1/1 6/10 5/13 5/9 19/37

Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute - Unrelated

Survival by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage after Unrelated Donor Transplantation

This report is based on first allogeneic transplants performed between January 2009 and December 2011 using unrelated donors. It only includes patients with known survival status at 1-year post-transplant. In some cases, patients may have been alive at last reported follow-up that was less than one year. Those patients have not been included in this report. The first number represents the number of patients alive at one year post transplant. The second number is a total number of transplanted patients in that particular group.


Diagnosis 0-9 Yrs 10-19 Yrs 20-29 Yrs 30-39 Yrs 40-49 Yrs 50-59 Yrs 60+ Yrs Overall
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in first complete remission -- -- 2/3 1/1 0/1 2/2 -- 5/7
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second complete remission -- -- 0/1 -- -- -- -- 0/1
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- -- 0/1 -- 1/1 -- -- 1/2
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission -- -- -- 1/1 4/4 1/1 2/2 8/8
Acute myelogenous leukemia in second complete remission -- -- -- -- -- 1/1 -- 1/1
Acute myelogenous leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- -- 1/3 0/1 1/3 -- 0/4 2/11
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other chronic leukemia -- -- -- -- -- 1/1 0/3 1/4
Myelodysplastic disorders - Refractory anemia, Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblast, Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia, Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblast -- -- -- -- -- 1/2 1/1 2/3
Myelodysplastic disorders - Refractory Anemia with excess blasts (with 5-9% brasts (RAEB-1) and 10-19% blasts (RAEB-2)) -- -- -- -- -- 0/1 -- 0/1
Myelodysplastic disorders - Other MDS -- -- -- -- -- 1/1 -- 1/1
Myeloproliferative syndromes -- -- -- 0/1 -- 0/1 -- 0/2
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma -- -- -- -- -- 2/4 5/5 7/9
Other acute leukemia -- -- 1/1 -- -- -- -- 1/1
Severe aplastic anemia -- -- 1/1 1/1 -- -- -- 2/2
Total -- -- 5/10 3/5 6/9 9/14 8/15 31/53

Program Description:

The Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute is a FACT-accredited adult cellular therapy program that performs autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cellular therapy products for transplanation are obtained from related and unrelated donors with variable degrees of matching. The program preferentially uses peripheral blood stem cells and umbilical cord blood. The WPCI is a stem cell and marrow collection facility for the National Marrow Donor Program, harvesting cells for use across the globe. Full inpatient and outpatient services are available including transplant procedures utilizing reduced-intensity conditioning. The program actively participates in the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Ocology (formerly Cancer and Acute Leukemia Group B), The BMT Clinical Trials Network, and in addition has active internal research initiatives. The WPCI serves its patients first and foremost.

Contact Information:

If you have transplant-related questions, please contact Renee Gorczyca, transplant center coordinator, at (412) 578-4707 or by e-mail at rgorczyc@wpahs.org.

Program Type:

Adult

Attending Physicians:

(Medical Doctors)

Adult -

S. Fazal, C. Khan, J. Lister, J. Rossetti, E. Sahovic

Transplants Performed:

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on:

Adult only

Find research trials at this center here:

ClinicalTrials.gov

Estimated Search & Transplant Costs

The costs for a transplant vary greatly from center to center and depend on factors such as health insurance, disease type and disease stage of the patient, as well as center-specific billing policies. Examples of costs in the search and transplant include:

  • The amount and geographic location of donors tested
  • Testing needed to confirm a match
  • Processing and collecting of tissue-typing samples
  • Donor workup testing needed
  • Getting the marrow, PBSC or cord blood unit for transplant

For the best understanding of costs of transplant and follow-up for a specific transplant center, contact the center's Financial Representative.

help Explain Transplant Costs at Different Centers

Resources for financial information

If you have questions about costs and financial services at this transplant center, you can contact the center's financial representative, Michelle Dodson by e-mail at mdodson@wpahs.org or by phone at (412) 578-3534.

Financial services at this center could include:

  • Health insurance information
  • Financial assistance
  • Patient-related resources

Additional Information

Further information about this center, including the number and type of transplants performed in each of the last three years, and the support groups offered, may be found in the BMT InfoNet Transplant Center Directory:
http://www.bmtinfonet.org/transplantcenters.

BMT InfoNet (Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network) is a nonprofit organization that provides information and emotional support to transplant patients and their families.