ASH Review

5th Annual Updates in the Treatment and Management of Hematologic Malignancies took place at the Brown Palace on February 11th.  Program overview included updates on Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Multiple Myeloma, Acute Leukemia and Lymphoma.
The program is geared towards physicians, advanced practice professionals and pharmacist. 

The Largest Most Experienced Blood Cancer and Transplant Program
in the Region

Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI) is committed to advancing science and care for patients with blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Amongst the largest transplant programs in the country, CBCI is honored to be the Rocky Mountain's leaders in this field, working closely with our physician colleagues from New Mexico to Montana to provide patients with nationally recognized care and access to the most innovative clinical trials.

CBCI is a FACT-accredited program for both autologous and allogeneic transplants, performing related and FACT Logounrelated donor transplants including cord blood transplants. In 2011, CBCI performed its 3,000th bone marrow transplant, making it the largest full service stem cell and bone marrow transplant program in Colorado and among the top programs in the country.

CBCI conducts cutting edge clinical research, testing innovative treatments for patients with blood cancers and bone marrow diseases. Referral to a blood cancer specialist early after diagnosis allows for full evaluation of treatment options and the development of a treatment plan including access to approximately 50 clinical trials. The physicians and staff can discuss research studies to ensure that patients receive the most progressive therapies available.

Sarah CannonCBCI is a proud member of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute which is a global research organization focusing on advanced therapies for cancer patients. Comprised of hundreds of oncologists in both the United States and the United Kingdom dedicated to research, clinical trials and the advancement of all aspects of research support services to oncologists, hematologists and drug development sponsors.
Visit Sarah Cannon for more information.

In addition to our physicians, our transplant team includes psychologists, social workers, dietitians, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, financial and transplant nurse coordinators, oncology certified registered nurses and volunteers provide services to patients and their families at many stages of their treatment process in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our Long-Term Follow-Up Program advises and helps manage recovery after transplant including vaccinations, wellness and late complications of transplant.

The physicians and staff at the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute provide compassionate, personalized care, treating each person with a customized care plan. Our Physicians take referrals for new patients as well as for patients seeking a second opinion on their care.

Patient and Caregiver Classes
Family Support Group: Professional guidance to help patients, family members, partners, caregivers and friends discuss their experiences with each other as well as with other patients and families in similar situations.

First Wednesday of every month
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital
Hummingbird or Bluebird Room

Callee Redman, RN, BSN
Melanie Stachelski, MA

Front Range Aplastic Anemia Support Group: Come join fellow survivors, family and friends at the Front Range Aplastic Anemia Support Group Serving the Denver Metro/Boulder area, this group meets monthly at various locations for:

  • Informal Fun
  • Information Sharing
  • Support

This is a great opportunity to meet other Aplastic Anemia survivors and their families.
For more information, contact:
Kevin McNamara 303-642-7943
Ellen McDonough 303-881-7904
Joyce Deming 303-421-3684

Psychosocial Support Groups

Men’s Group: meets on the 3rd floor of CBCI. This group is designed for men who are being treated for cancer or who are cancer survivors. It is a time to share experiences, build relationships, and receive support. This group is currently being held and is ongoing; meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 11 to 12:15pm.

For information or to sign up for the group, please contact Andrea Maikovich-Fong, Ph.D., ABPP at 720-754-4855

IMF Workshop "Living Successfully with Multiple Myeloma Workshop"
Saturday, April 2, 9:30 am - 3 pm
For Patients only
Find out more

Rocky Mountain Blood Cancer Conference
Saturday April 16, 8 am - 3 pm
For patients and healthcare providers
Learn more

The JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation donates $30,000 to the CBCI Patient's Assistance Fund. This generous donation goes to support the Foundation's goal to make the lives of cancer patients and their families better.

Find out more about the Ficke Foundation...

Ficke Check






Vicki Snider, Director of Clinical Operations for the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute accepts donation from Ficke Foundation

Patient Stories

Barbara Hansen

 Barbara Hansen

Multiple Myeloma Patient

"The thought of a stem cell transplant was overwhelming at first, but Dr. Matous and my BMT coordinator, Vicki, explained the process so well and why it was the best option for me."

Learn about Barb's journey...


ConnieConnie's Journey

Learn about Connie's cancer journey after being diagnosed with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Find out more...

Outreach Centers

A complete list of locations and maps for the CBCI Outreach Centers outside the Denver metro area.

Outreach Centers


Please use our FREE valet parking! It's easy and saves you the problems of finding an open parking space. Follow this link to get more information about parking and directions to CBCI from every direction. Parking-Directions...Valet Parking