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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Avenue
Plaza Building 5th Floor BMT & CT
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 692-5942
http://www.chp.edu/CHP/bmt

Number of Transplants Performed

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1991 and has been an NMDP transplant center since January 1992.

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
3 0 1 --- 4
Unrelated Donor
- Pediatric
6 0 15 --- 21
Related Donor
- Adult
1 0 0 --- 1
Related Donor
- Pediatric
12 0 0 --- 12
Autologous
- Adult
--- --- --- 3 3
Autologous
- Pediatric
--- --- --- 15 15
Total
(by cell source)
22 0 16 18 56

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Patient Survival Information for this Center

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


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 43 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 79.1%.

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 66.5% and 89.6%.

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


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

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - 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 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second complete remission 1/1 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission -- 2/2 -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Acute myelogenous leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- -- 0/1 -- -- -- -- 0/1
Disorders of the immune system 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Histiocytic disorders 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Inherited abnormalities of erythrocyte differentiation or function 1/1 1/2 -- -- -- -- -- 2/3
Myelodysplastic disorders - Refractory Anemia with excess blasts (with 5-9% brasts (RAEB-1) and 10-19% blasts (RAEB-2)) 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Severe aplastic anemia -- 3/3 -- -- -- -- -- 3/3
Total 6/6 7/8 0/1 -- -- -- -- 13/15

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - 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 0/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0/1
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second complete remission 0/2 0/1 1/1 -- -- -- -- 1/4
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission 1/1 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Disorders of the immune system 1/1 0/1 -- -- -- -- -- 1/2
Histiocytic disorders 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Inherited abnormalities of erythrocyte differentiation or function 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Inherited disorders of metabolism 2/3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Myelodysplastic disorders - Refractory Anemia with excess blasts (with 5-9% brasts (RAEB-1) and 10-19% blasts (RAEB-2)) 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Myelodysplastic disorders - Other MDS -- 0/1 -- -- -- -- -- 0/1
Severe aplastic anemia 1/1 2/2 -- -- -- -- -- 3/3
Total 9/13 3/6 1/1 -- -- -- -- 13/20

Program Description:

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh BMT program, founded in 1991, offers comprehensive BMT services - allogeneic marrow, peripheral blood or cord blood transplants - with standard or reduced-intensity regimens. CHP was allied with UPMC Cancer Center until Jan 2008. Find CHP information at www.chp.edu/BMT

Contact Information:

If you have transplant-related questions, please contact George "Phil" Zorich, transplant center coordinator, at (412) 692-5942 or by e-mail at george.zorich@chp.edu.

Program Type:

Pediatric

Attending Physicians:

(Medical Doctors)

Pediatric -

Rakesh Goyal, Paul Szabolcs, Mark Vander Lugt, Randy Windreich

Transplants Performed:

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on:

Pediatric 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, Marsha Odille by e-mail at marsha.odille@chp.edu or by phone at (412) 692-5321.

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.