Each patient who enters the Leukemia clinic is offered a "custom-made" treatment plan based on his or her diagnosis and unique molecular profile, which often includes the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial. The treatment of these diseases encompasses a large array of therapies, including traditional chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and monoclonal antibody therapy.
Both inpatient and outpatient treatments are available within our center where a coordinated team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, and social workers provide educational information to patients and families in addition to providing a smooth transition between the inpatient and outpatient setting. For patients who travel from a distance, therapeutic decisions are made in discussion and cooperation with the patient's local physicians, who maintain active involvement with the patients between visits to our center.
Since many of the diseases treated within the Leukemia Section also are amenable to bone marrow transplantation, our faculty and staff maintain close ties with the Blood & Marrow Transplant Department,with frequent consultation between these two divisions. Many Leukemia Section members have background training and experience in the field of bone marrow transplantation.