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U P DAT E M A R C H 2 0 1 4 Bone Marrow Transplantation Program Expands The Adult Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is expanding our faculty in both clinical care and research to meet the demand for more patients needing this highly complex and specialized treatment. In this issue we welcome Mary Riwes, D.O., to the transplantation faculty (see pg.2). Riwes adds another fulltime specialist to our program, which is already one of the largest in the Midwest. In addition, researcher Brian Parkin, M.D., began last year, focusing on integrated genomic characterization of refractory acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) to determine mechanisms of chemoresistance as well as the development of novel ultradeep sequencing methods for detecting minimal residual disease in AML patients before and after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Our transplant team treats more than 200 patients annually who require BMT for their condition, including: • leukemia • lymphoma • myelodysplasia • neuroblastoma • bone and soft-tissue sarcomas • brain tumors • other conditions including the failure of a patient’s own bone marrow or certain immunodeficiency disorders “Our team of nearly 100 physicians, nurses, midlevel practitioners and transplant coordinators are specially trained in and solely devoted to marrow and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, so your patients can receive compassionate care, multidisciplinary collaboration and the latest research innovations,” says BMT program director Daniel Couriel, M.D. Patients receive this level of care through every aspect of treatment, from the initial patient consult, to transplantation, to post transplantation care and transition back to everyday life, providing the ideal patient care experience. Each patient is part of a team consisting of a physician, a mid-level provider and a nurse, all of whom are transplant subspecialists. The team remains constant throughout the delivery of care, which means that someone who knows the patient is available at any time. Our inpatient and outpatient care are fully integrated in a new state of the art, tertiary care facility with HEPA filtration throughout the entire unit – not just in the rooms. All outpatient care is provided at one location and coordinated to eliminate the need for separate trips to meet with the care team and to receive infusion treatments. Continues on page two... Daniel Couriel, M.D. Director, Adult BMT Clinical Program Professor, Hematology and Oncology Steven Goldstein, M.D. Associate Professor, Hematology and Oncology John Magenau, M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology Brian Parkin, M.D. Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology Attaphol Pawarode, M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology Mary Riwes, D.O. Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology M-LINE I 800-962-3555 I

U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center - Update March 2014

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