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, or ALL, is a rare form of leukemia. With ALL, the bone marrow makes too many lymphoblasts (a type of white blood cell). At the OSUCCC – James, our ALL subspecialists are world-renowned experts who focus solely on ALL and who reach across medical disciplines to design the very best treatment plan and therapies to target each patient’s specific leukemia.

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, and it is an acute leukemia, which means it progresses quickly and should be treated immediately. Today, highly successful therapies developed here at the OSUCCC – James mean that AML patients who receive targeted, individualized treatment can successfully maintain a normal quality of life.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a form of leukemia in which the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells, which are what the body uses to help fight off infections. When there are too many of these white blood cells, they’re called B-lymphocytes. At the OSUCCC – James, expert scientific researchers continually focus on ways to prevent, diagnose and treat CLL. In fact, the OSUCCC – James is consistently paving the way in leading-edge therapies and discoveries, leading to even more highly targeted CLL care and treatment.

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML, is a rare blood cancer that develops when the bone marrow makes too many of the white blood cells known as myeloid cells. The OSUCCC – James has world-renowned diagnostic experts and the most advanced diagnostic techniques to enable physicians to detect CML as early as possible, and patients are experiencing improved outcomes, faster responses to treatment and fewer side effects.

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Hairy Cell Leukemia

Discovered in 1958 by Ohio State University cancer researcher Bertha Bouroncle, M.D., hairy-cell leukemia, or HCL, is a rare form of cancer in the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells. Today, highly successful therapies developed here at the OSUCCC – James mean that HCL patients who receive targeted, individualized treatment can successfully maintain a normal quality of life.

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Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or MDS, is a rare blood cancer that develops when bone marrow produces too many abnormal blood cells which then crowd out normal white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. The nationally recognized sub-specialists at the OSUCCC – James deliver the latest, most effective treatments available and are developing the newest and best MDS treatments and programs.

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Patient Story

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

After a routine blood test came back with results he didn’t expect, Tom Robinson found himself fighting for his life. He credits the experts at the OSUCCC – James with saving it.

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