Dozens of cancer survivors and hundreds of their family members, friends, physicians and nurses joined together to celebrate life at the 11th annual City of Hope – Banner Health Bone Marrow Transplant Program’s reunion in Phoenix on May 9.
|Jeffrey Schriber discusses how the City of Hope - banner Health Bone marrow Transplant Program began.|
The program, which opened in 1997, has performed nearly 800 transplants.
Several patients shared their compelling personal treatment experiences, while physicians discussed the history of the program. Physicians included Jeffrey Schriber, M.D., the program’s medical director, Joseph Alvarnas, M.D., director of the program’s cell processing laboratory, and Stephen J. Forman, M.D., the Francis and Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope.