Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program Celebrates 25 Years of Life-Saving Patient Care

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PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2013) - Temple is celebrating the 25-year anniversary of the first bone marrow transplant performed as part of the Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program. The program's first transplant was performed by its founding Director, Dr. Kenneth F. Mangan, on February 29, 1988. Since then, Temple has performed more than 1,400 transplants, with nearly 600 patients still surviving today. The program currently averages about 80 procedures each year.

"This is a memorable day for the Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program," said Thomas R. Klumpp, MD, FACP, the current Clinical Director of the Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program. "Since 1988, more than 2,500 patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other blood cancers have sought out Temple's Bone Marrow Transplant Program. We are proud of the fact that our skilled medical team has been able to offer those patients the most advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment available."

The Temple Bone Marrow Transplant team is located on the Fox Chase-Jeanes Hospital campus. It includes transplant physicians, mid-level practitioners, clinical nurses, research nurses, transplant coordinators, social workers, financial counselors, data managers, a certified nutritionist, a board certified psychiatrist, a statistician and support groups to help patients and their loved ones through the transplant process.

The Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program treats patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia and other blood disorders.

For more information about the Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program, please call 215-214-3122.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence six consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

For more information, call 888-369-2427

About Temple University Health System

Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.6 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.   The Health System consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH); TUH – Jeanes Campus; TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; Fox Chase Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center;  Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; and Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices. 

TUHS is affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), established in 1901, is one of the nation’s leading medical schools.  Each year, the School of Medicine educates approximately 840 medical students and 140 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, Temple University School of Medicine is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System (TUHS) and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.  TUHS neither provides nor controls the provision of health care. All health care is provided by its member organizations or independent health care providers affiliated with TUHS member organizations. Each TUHS member organization is owned and operated pursuant to its governing documents.