Leukemia is a cancer that begins in blood-forming tissues of the body, such as bone marrow.  Although people often think of leukemia as a childhood disease – primarily because it accounts for 30 percent of childhood cancer cases and is the chief cause of death by disease in children ages 1 to 14 – it actually is diagnosed 10 times more often in adults.

At The James, we have experts in this highly specialized field who have dedicated their lives to supporting and caring for leukemia patients and their families. Our team approach provides the best research and treatment, putting our physicians and researchers on the leading edge of advances in detecting and treating leukemia.  Our leukemia program differs from others in that our inpatient care unit is dedicated solely to patients with this diagnosis, with both physicians and nurses who are specialized in the management and complications of this disease.  Leukemia management is a very specialized field that has changed dramatically over the past several years, emphasizing the importance of a physician/healthcare professional team focused on treatment of this disease.

Physicians and researchers at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute are continually seeking new answers to questions about leukemia.  

As one of only four institutions approved by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct phase I and II clinical trials on NCI sponsored anticancer agents, the OSUCCC – James has access to more leading-edge targeted cancer therapies than most hospitals across America. That translates to better outcomes, fewer side effects and more hope. Search open cancer clinical trials​.​

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If you have questions about leukemia, please call The James Line – a free cancer information resource and physician referral service – at 614-293-5066 or 1-800-293-5066 (outside Franklin County) or e-mail nowThe James Line oncology nurses can be reached Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (except weekends and holidays).


The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu