Blood and Marrow Transplant
About Bone Marrow Transplant Cancer Center Of Kansas

CCK Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

In August 2001 the program became a stem cell pheresis center for the National Marrow Donor Program

The BMT Program started in 1989 and became the first community bone marrow transplant program accredited by the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) to participate in national clinical trials. In August of 1999, the BMT Program was the 11th program in the nation to receive the highly sought after accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), which sets the standards for transplant programs. The BMT Program has remained accredited to date. The National Marrow Donor Program has also certified the program as a regional apheresis center.

About Blood and Marrow Transplants

Bone marrow transplantation and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation are effective alternatives for treating many types of cancer. Stem cell transplantation has become the primary treatment process offered to a select group of patients with lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma.

A number of anemias and immune system disorders may be treated with transplantation as well. Bone marrow manufactures the body’s blood cells, which include red cells, white cells and platelets. In the transplantation process the stem cells are collected by apheresis from the patient (autologous), from a sibling (allogeneic), or from a matched unrelated donor from the National Bone Marrow Registry. The stem cells are then stored in a liquid nitrogen freezer. The diseased bone marrow or solid tumor is then treated with high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation. After a period of rest, the stem cells (healthy bone marrow) are re-infused into the patient, rescuing the patient’s blood system, thus re-establishing healthy bone marrow and the immune system.

The type of transplant selected for each CCK patient will depend on the disease being treated and other factors determined by the transplant oncologist.

CCK Transplant Oncologists

Oncologists involved with the Blood and Marrow Transplant Center of Kansas

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Center of Kansas (the BMT Program) is a cooperative effort of the Cancer Center of Kansas (CCK), Via Christi Hospital in Wichita and the American Red Cross. CCK provides the highest quality care through depth in highly trained oncologists, all of whom are board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. The following is a list of the CCK transplant oncologists that are a part of this team:

  • Bassam I. Mattar, MD, FACP

    Medical Oncologist / Hematologist View Bio
  • Dennis F. Moore, Jr., MD, FACP

    Medical Oncologist / Hematologist View Bio
  • Pavan S. Reddy, MD, FACP

    Medical Oncologist / Hematologist View Bio
  • Phu V. Truong, MD, FACP

    Medical Oncologist / Hematologist View Bio
  • Seth J. Page, MD, FACP

    Medical Oncologist / Hematologist View Bio
  • Quoc V. Truong, MD

    Medical Oncologist / Hematologist View Bio

Blood and Marrow Transplant Certifications

Blood and Marrow Transplant Center of Kansas has been certified by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) in 1999, 2004, 2011 and 2014.

Having Met the Requirements of the Foundation is granted Accreditation for:
  • Adult Autologous Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation
  • Peripheral Blood Cellular Therapy Product Collection
  • Cellular Therapy Product Processing with Minimal Manipulation