Leukemia Program

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.

Advanced Medicine

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.

Innovative Research

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.

Survivor Stories

Nicholas Martell

Nicholas Martell was first diagnosed with prostate cancer more than ten years ago. He was healthy for many years after being treated with radiation therapy. Nick recently experienced a recurrence of his cancer. Physicians at Penn tailored his treatment and enrolled him in a new Phase I clinical trial using laser-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) followed by hormone therapy. This leading edge treatment plan was effective. Nick just returned from a vacation with his daughter, and in his free time, he plays golf every chance he gets.


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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.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are studies to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The purpose of each clinical trial is to answer a specific question. Our physicians carefully design these studies to find new ways to improve care and quality of life ... more about clinical trials