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Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Rutgers Cancer Institute BMT teamThe Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, has been performing autologous and allogenic stem cell transplants since 1995 and is the only such program in New Jersey that is part of an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Transplants are performed for patients with a variety of illnesses, including acute and chronic leukemias, myelodysplasia, various types of lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and related diseases.

In addition to participating in national and international research studies with other transplant centers, there are unique research programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute focusing on novel ways to: prevent graft-versus-host disease; improve umbilical cord blood transplants; and develop novel cellular therapies with less toxicity than standard transplants. 

The Program is accredited by the National Marrow Donor Program and FACT and has been rated as an “Excellent Program” by the American College of Surgeons.

Useful Links from the Resource and Learning Center:

 

Roger Strair, MD, PhD, Chief, Blood Disorders
Dennis Cooper, MD, Chief, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc, FACP, Associate Director for Clinical Services and Director, Lymphoma Program


Hematologist/Oncologists

Roger Strair, MD, PhD, Chief, Blood Disorders
Dennis Cooper, MD, Chief, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Andrew M. Evens, DO, MSc, FACP, Associate Director for Clinical Services and Director, Lymphoma Program


Nurses

Kara Saggiomo, ANP-BC, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse
Anne Tyno, ANP-BC, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse
Jacqueline Manago, BSN, RN, BMTCN, Nurse Clinician, Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
Mary Kate McGrath, ANP-BC, BMTCN, OCN, Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
Jennifer Edmonds, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator
Madelline Cruz, BSN, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Inpatient Oncology


Support Services

Lauren Kriegel, MSW, LSW, Social Worker
Deborah Leif, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker
Rosemarie Slirzewski, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker

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