New York Oncology Hematology offers the region’s only stem cell transplant program. The procedure, which combines high dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplant, is used to treat:
Unlike similar hospital-based programs in New York City and Boston, NYOH’s treatment is done at its outpatient facility at Albany Medical Center, allowing patients to stay at home, near family and friends, or at a nearby hotel. It also provides consistency, as patients can continue to see their primary oncologist during treatment.
The NYOH Stem Cell Transplant Program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of cancer care professionals including the medical director, program coordinator and pharmacist, and infusion therapy nurses. The team also includes home care nurses, inpatient oncology nurses, medical social workers, specialists in stem cell apheresis and patient benefits representatives.
Physician specialists include consultants in infectious diseases, cardiology, pulmonology, interventional radiology, renal disease, psychiatry, and endocrinology.
The transplant team is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for its patients and offers a comprehensive program that includes:
The apheresis procedure is performed in the NYOH facility at Albany Medical Center under the supervision of the program’s medical director, Courtney M. Bellomo, M.D.
The transplant program adheres to national standards for the collection, processing, and storage of stem cell products through the New York Blood Service (NYBS). The NYBS has an established record in the provision of stem cell apheresis and cryopreservation services. Services are provided in accordance with the Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic standards.
As a member of the US Oncology Network, New York Oncology Hematology participates in national data collection and outcomes analysis, protocol reviews and the sharing of educational and informational resources.
Call the NYOH Stem Cell Transplant program at (518) 262-6696.