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.
"There is a plan and meaning for everyone. If you get through cancer it really does change you. It makes you a better person: you live more in the moment, you become more compassionate, and you deeply understand what other people are going through when coping with the same terror of cancer. If I had to talk to someone who has to go through what I went through I would say, stay positive and live in the moment with gratitude. One sure way to take focus off yourself is to help and serve others. My spiritually and prayer was so important during my cancer journey. As Mother Teresa said 'the fruit of prayer is love and the fruit of love is service.' My experience at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center was magnificent! Doctors provide compassionate care, coupled with cutting edge technology!"
- Maryann Volpe
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.