Half-Match Bone Marrow Transplant Procedure Yields Promising Outcomes for Cancer Patients

Half-matched bone marrow or stem cell transplants for blood cancer patients have typically been associated with disappointing clinical outcomes. However, a clinical trial conducted at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson testing its unique, two-step half-match procedure has produced some promising results: the probability of overall survival was 45 percent in all patients after three years …


Philly Magazine Tags 3 Jefferson Medical Oncologists In Top 100

The Kimmel Cancer Center and the Department of Medical Oncology are happy to announce that Drs. Rita Axelrod, Matthew Carbasi and Neal Flomenberg were names in the “Philly Magazine” top 100 Medical Oncologists listing.


Medical Oncology Adds Drs. Mark Weiss and William Kevin Kelly

Mark Weiss, M.D., has been appointed Director of the Hematologic Malignancies and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Division in the Department of Medical Oncology.  He is an internationally respected and renowned expert in the field of hematologic malignancies, particularly CLL and ALL.  Dr. Weiss brings more than 20 years of clinical and investigational experience with him …


15th Anniversary Celebration of the First Transplant Performed by the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

On September 29, 2010 there will be a celebration to mark the 15th anniversary of the first transplant performed by the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Under the leadership of Dr. Neal Flomenberg, who established the BMT program at Jefferson in 1995, there have been approximately 650 transplants performed to date.


Neal Flomenberg, M.D., Named Chair of the Department of Medical Oncology at Jefferson

Bone marrow transplant expert Neal Flomenberg, M.D., has been named the new chair of the Department of Medical Oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia. Dr. Flomenberg, who is also Clinical Deputy Director at the Kimmel Cancer Center and professor …