VCU Massey Cancer Center to have reunion for bone marrow transplant patients
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004
Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center Bone Marrow
Transplant Program is hosting a reunion for bone marrow transplant patients
who have been treated in the last three years.
reunion is intended to celebrate the patients' successful course of
treatment and to update them and their families on the Bone Marrow Transplant
Program, including new treatments and future research projects.
Founded in 1988 as
a program within VCU's Massey Cancer Center,
the Bone Marrow Transplant Program is Virginia's largest and only
comprehensive bone marrow and stem cell transplantation program for adults and
children performing these transplants from all available stem cell sources and
is the largest pediatric bone marrow
transplant program in Virginia.
only state center that provides tandem bone marrow transplantation, the BMTP
offers intensive therapy with
autologous - patient donated - and allogenic - living related and
unrelated donor - bone marrow transplantation support. The program also
peripheral blood stem cell support for hematological malignancies (acute &
chronic leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, myeloma), breast
cancer, & other solid tumor malignancies.
The Bone Marrow Transplant program handles
nearly 80 cases annually; about 15 percent of those involve pediatric
patients. More than 150 patients have been
invited to attend.
Virginia Aviation Museum, 5701 Huntsman Rd., Richmond International
John M. McCarty, M.D.,
assistant professor, hematology/oncology division, and medical director of the
Bone Marrow Transplant Program
D. Ginder, M.D., professor and director, VCU's Massey Cancer Center
Mehta, bone marrow transplant patient
Steven Cavaleri, bone marrow
Ferrell, bone marrow transplant patient
Feb. 28, 2004, 6-9:30 p.m.
more information about the program, go to the Bone Marrow Transplant Program