Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program Earns Fifth Consecutive Accreditation

FACT accredited

PHILADELPHIA (February 21, 2014) – The Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program has once again earned accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) – the primary certification agency for bone marrow transplantation – signifying excellence in all quality aspects of patient care and collection practices related to cellular therapy treatments. The accreditation is effective for three years beginning January 16, 2014.

"This achievement marks the fifth consecutive time that Temple's Bone Marrow Transplant Program has earned FACT accreditation, which is truly a testament to the high quality of our clinical and collection services for therapeutic bone marrow and peripheral blood products for the transplantation procedures that we perform," said Henry Chi Hang Fung, MD, FRCPE, Clinical Leader of the Blood Cancers Program and the Hematologic Oncology Service Line at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Director of the Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

"Our year-over-year achievement of FACT accreditation earns the confidence of physicians and patients by certifying Temple's evidence-based standards and practices for the management of patients and donors as well as the collection and administration of these life-saving cells," added Dr. Fung.

Temple's Bone Marrow Transplant program is run by Temple University Hospital and is located at Temple University Health System's Jeanes Hospital.

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.

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