Abramson Cancer Center leukemia clinicians and researchers have led the way nationally for years in the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia.
Leukemia refers to cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the bloodstream. There are different types of leukemia including: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.
If you have been diagnosed with a leukemia you'll want the best team of experts.
At Penn's Leukemia Program you'll find individuals nationally recognized for their expertise. They can provide the information, care and support to help you each step of the way.
The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine unifies all of the services of the Abramson Cancer Center to provide an advanced level of collaboration among specialists, innovative treatments, and promising clinical care that will set the new standard for cancer care.
The Perelman Center is home to our Leukemia Program and the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, which will be the first-of-its-kind proton therapy center for the treatment of cancer.
We have one of the few Hematologic Malignancy (leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma) Research Programs in the country that is approved and funded by the National Cancer Institute.
The knowledge gained through our research allows us to better care for those with leukemia.
A fifteen-year cancer survivor, Perry Rothaus feels that not enough attention is given to caregivers, and he credits his wife, Judi, with his survival. Judi researched his type of cancer, decided on the Abramson Cancer Center for his care, and and accompanied him on every hospital visit. Having someone to rely on for support during treatments was very important to Perry and since he retired from his family business, he has dedicated time to volunteering at the Abramson Cancer Center. A long time cancer survivor, Perry enjoys walking around the until talking with cancer patients, and seeing people's faces change as they hear his survival story. They know he was once in their place.
Focus On Blood Cancers and Bone Marrow Transplant Video
A patient education video with testimonies from our patients, doctors and researchers. Find out more about programs, treatment, research and care that is unique to the Abramson Cancer Center.