An Individual Approach with Personalized Treatment for Patients with Leukemia
The leukemia team at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, focuses on helping patients get better through expert clinical care and new and improved treatments. From diagnosis through treatment – including stem cell transplant if necessary – one clinical team directs and follows each patient’s care, while in the hospital or at home. Most importantly, we take a very personalized approach to each patient’s treatment plan. For patients of all ages, both newly diagnosed or in cases of relapse, we treat all types of acute leukemia, including:
Expertise from a Team of Leukemia Specialists
At UH Seidman Cancer Center, our team of leukemia specialists offers a coordinated and personalized plan to treat acute leukemia. All board-certified and national experts in cancers of the blood, our leukemia team works together as part of the hematologic malignancy tumor board to discuss each patient’s treatment plan. Using state-of-the-art technology, improved protocols and the most targeted therapies, the entire team works collaboratively to determine each phase of the plan for the strongest outcomes. Leukemia treatment plans and cancer services may include:
- Targeted agents
- Radiation therapy
- Leukemia-specific clinical trials
- Bone marrow or stem cell transplant
- Care for immune system issues
- Cancer support services
Clinical Trials Available for Leukemia Patients
Access to innovative treatments, including leukemia-specific clinical trials with targeted agents, means patients have treatment options that may not otherwise be available. We offer new therapies that are safer, more tolerable, targeted to help differentiate leukemia cells, and that minimize side effects. Our physicians are the principle investigators on many of these cancer clinical trials, offering hope to both newly diagnosed leukemia patients or those who have relapsed.
Our team takes a very proactive approach to treatment, especially for relapsed patients. By providing targeted clinical trials, our patients have the opportunity to improve their potential for cure, but also strengthen hope for the future of cancer care. These include cell therapy studies.
Extraordinary Patient and Family Support
When you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, we know your concerns and apprehension about the future. While our medical team offers the strength of clinical expertise to help patients understand options for cancer treatment, their journey is also supported by other team members at UH Seidman Cancer Center, including:
- Registered dieticians
- Pastoral care
- Social workers
We offer nutritional counseling and support groups for patients and caregivers. Our whole team treats patients with kindness as we focus on getting them better; this positive attitude gives our patients the confidence they need to stay strong and fight.