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Akron Children's Hospital

Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer
and Blood Disorders
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 543-8730
https://www.akronchildrens.org/cms/childhood_cancer_blood_disorders/

Number of Transplants Performed

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 2004.

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
1 0 0 --- 1
Unrelated Donor
- Pediatric
5 0 3 --- 8
Related Donor
- Adult
0 0 0 --- 0
Related Donor
- Pediatric
5 0 0 --- 5
Autologous
- Adult
--- --- --- 1 1
Autologous
- Pediatric
--- --- --- 5 5
Total
(by cell source)
11 0 3 6 20

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Patient Survival Information for this Center

Akron Children's 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 2010, 2011 and 2012, 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 21 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 85.7%.

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 62.4% and 95.7%.

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


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

Akron Children's Hospital - 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 2/2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second complete remission -- 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Inherited abnormalities of erythrocyte differentiation or function 3/3 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 4/4
Myelodysplastic disorders - Other MDS 1/1 -- 1/1 -- -- -- -- 2/2
Severe aplastic anemia 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Total 7/7 3/3 1/1 -- -- -- -- 11/11

Akron Children's Hospital - 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 -- -- -- -- -- 2/3
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second complete remission 1/1 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission -- 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Chronic myelogenous leukemia in first chronic phase -- 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Inherited abnormalities of erythrocyte differentiation or function 0/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0/1
Total 1/2 5/6 -- -- -- -- -- 6/8

Program Description:

Since 1992, Akron Children's Hospital has been performing Autologous and Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants for Pediatric patients. Patients diagnosed and treated with stem cell transplants at Akron Children's Hospital include those with Sickle cell disease, Aplastic anemia, Beta Thalassemia, Osteopetrosis,Wilm's tumor,Ewings disease, Recurrent Hodgkin's disease, recurrent and high risk ALL, AML, Neuroblastoma, AT/RT, PNET, medulloblastoma and other CNS malignancies. Akron Children's Out-patient clinic is conviently close in proximity to the In-patient unit. An observational unit complements the out-patient clinic, providing patient coverage on a 24/7 basis. The Survivorship clinic provides multidisciplinary follow-up of all the transplant patients. Akron Children's Hospital Transplant Center receives referrals from pediatricians and family practitioners in a 25 county service area of northern Ohio.

Contact Information:

If you have transplant-related questions, please contact Jacquelyn Luzader, transplant center coordinator, at (330) 543-4017 or by e-mail at jluzader@chmca.org.

Program Type:

Pediatric

Attending Physicians:

(Medical Doctors)

Pediatric -

Prasad Bodas, John H. Fargo, Steven Kuerbitz, Stephanie Savelli

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

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.