Research & Education
Roswell Park offers the most experienced adult blood or marrow transplantation (BMT) service in Western New York, performing 100-120 transplants every year. Because BMT offers the best chance for curing leukemia, Roswell Park physicians who treat leukemia patients work closely with our BMT specialists in monitoring the status of all of our leukemia patients, and identify those who might benefit from this lifesaving option. Planning ahead ensures that everything will be in order, if you should need a transplant. This is especially important if you will need to find a blood or marrow donor.
Outcomes for patients treated through the BMT Program at Roswell Park are among the highest in the nation. According to a 2011 report from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), the one-year survival rate for transplant patients treated at Roswell Park between 2007-2009 was significantly higher than for patients treated at other BMT centers, placing RPCI among the top 13 of U.S. centers offering BMT. The CIBMTR also noted that Roswell Park’s BMT cases for the study period were among the most complex and difficult in the nation.