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.
Todd Sheridan's family members have always supported his love of hockey and were his biggest fan when his team won the Junior A National Championship. They again showed their deep devotion by bringing him to Penn for the best possible cancer care. Todd's physician at Penn diagnosed cancer of the tongue and neck, which had spread to his lymph nodes. A possible side effect raised by his physicians was nerve damage in his right arm, limiting the motion in his arm. Gregory Weinstein, M.D., his surgeon at Penn, performed the detailed surgery and was able to avoid that outcome. Three weeks after surgery, Todd was not only doing push-ups, but was practicing with his hockey team in Ontari. But his journey didn't end there. As a survivor, Todd talks personally about how cancer has had an impact on his life and how he was able to combine his experience and passions to benefit his community.
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.