Leukemia

The world-renowned experts at the OSUCCC – James are transforming the way blood cancers are prevented, detected, treated and, yes, cured.

Today, cancer is no longer solely defined by location or even by stage. We know there is no routine cancer, and there is no routine leukemia.

Leukemia is a complex disease. Each patient’s leukemia is different, behaving differently in the bodies it’s in and calling for a tailored, individualized treatment plan for each patient.

To deliver the most effective leukemia detection and treatment, our experts identify and understand cancer at the biologic and genetic levels, unlocking the molecular code of a patient’s disease and pinpointing what makes each cancer grow — then discovering what stops it.

Our team of leukemia subspecialists spans a broad range of disciplines: from hematology and radiation oncologists to molecular and biological pathologists, genetic scientists and more — all specializing in leukemia (and only leukemia) research, prevention, detection, treatment and cure. 

It’s that subspecialization and singular focus that enables us to discover, develop and deliver the most targeted therapies for each individual leukemia patient. 

And that means our collective expertise leads to improved outcomes, faster responses, fewer side effects and more hope for cancer patients everywhere.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a rare type of leukemia. It progresses rapidly and can cause serious complications if not treated. ALL is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphoblasts, a type of white blood cell. Our blood cancer specialists and researchers dedicate their lives to supporting and caring for leukemia patients and their families.

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. AML can progress rapidly, and prompt diagnosis and treatment planning are critical. About 18,000 new cases of AML are diagnosed each year in the United States, mostly in older adults. Specialists at the OSUCCC – James are changing the way acute myeloid leukemia is detected, treated and cured worldwide.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of leukemia in which the bone marrow makes too many B-lymphocytes — a type of white blood cell that helps fight off infections. CLL is diagnosed in more than 15,000 people each year in the United States. We have one of the most advanced leukemia programs in the nation, and our pathologists are highly experienced in diagnosing chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a rare type of blood cancer and occurs when the bone marrow makes too many of one type of white blood cell, called myeloid cells. Almost all CML cases are caused by an abnormal chromosome called the Philadelphia chromosome. At the OSUCCC – James, we bring together a team of world-renowned medical, surgical and radiation oncology experts who focus on only CML.

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Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a rare form of adult chronic leukemia that affects white blood cells, called B lymphocytes. HCL occurs when too many blood stem cells become lymphocytes. It is called hairy cell leukemia because the leukemia cells look "hairy" when viewed under a microscope. At the OSUCCC – James, we understand your leukemia at the molecular and genetic level to deliver the most effective treatments.

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Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a disease in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells. Instead, the bone marrow produces cells that do not work properly and remain in the bone marrow rather than moving out into the bloodstream. As a result, patients with MDS have low blood counts. The OSUCCC – James leukemia experts specialize in identifying what might contribute to a patient’s MDS, and we use that information to identify the best treatment for each patient.

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