Our BMT program has been given prestigious accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) — the only one in Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau county — and has been designated as a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Apheresis and Bone Marrow Collection Center. We provide autologous and allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, as well as haploidentical and cord blood transplantation, as potential treatment options. We perform all aspects of transplantation, including collection, processing and clinical transplantation. We are also launching an Immune Effector Cell therapy program — including CAR-T treatment.
Our multidisciplinary team of radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, radiology oncologists, infectious disease specialists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists and cardiologists collaborate to ensure that every aspect of your treatment is precisely coordinated, including ongoing peer review and weekly transplant meetings. Our seasoned nurses have more than 20 years of experience, and our skilled physicians were among the first to use a novel drug combination to prevent the development of hepatic veno-occlusive disease after stem cell transplant. Also, our HPC Transplant Laboratory removes the cryoprotectant from thawed cells to decrease toxicity and infusion reactions for our patients.
Our program is a vital part of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, where all outpatient care is performed. The program collaborates with 15 other transplant programs in the tri-state area to address issues unique to our region. We are also one of the national centers that participates in the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) led by the US National Marrow Donor Program and American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplant, preparing to care for patients in the event of radiation exposure and stem cell failure. Our researchers are also trying to lay the groundwork for furthering the use of cellular therapy and regernerative medicine.