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When you or a loved one is facing leukemia or a related blood disorder, you need care from specialists who offer the most expertise and best treatment options available. At Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute, that’s exactly what you get.

From diagnosis through survivorship, our leading team of experts delivers comprehensive care at more than 25 locations. With access to the latest and most promising treatments, including clinical trials and stem cell or bone marrow transplant, you have the best chance at a healthy future.

Leukemia Types and Diagnosis

Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, has many different types. Treating leukemia starts with precise diagnosis of your specific condition, which typically requires multiple tests.

Our specialists use advanced testing to determine what type of leukemia you have and what treatments will be most effective.

We have deep experience treating leukemia and related conditions, including:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)
  • Aplastic anemia (AA), including severe aplastic anemia (SAA)
  • Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN)
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
  • Hairy cell leukemia (HCL)
  • Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including essential thrombocythemia (ET), polycythemia vera (PV) and myelofibrosis (MF)
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)

Your Care Team

No matter what type of leukemia you’re diagnosed with, we take a collaborative approach that ensures you receive comprehensive, top-quality care.

Our leukemia specialists meet regularly to review and coordinate your personalized treatment plan. And our world-renowned physicians are leaders in leukemia research, so the latest advances are incorporated into every aspect of your care.

Your care team may include hematologists, medical and radiation oncologists, infectious disease specialists, hematopathologists, as well as specialized pharmacists, advanced care practitioners, clinical and research nurses, social workers and patient navigators.

Your Treatment Options

We offer the full range of treatment options for cancers of the blood and bone marrow, and our team has the experience to select the right therapies for the best possible outcome. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Active surveillance, also known as watchful waiting, where we closely monitor your condition and start treatment if anything changes. Your doctor may recommend this if you’re diagnosed with a slow-growing disease and you have no symptoms.
  • Chemotherapy, which shrinks or destroys leukemia cells with powerful medications that may be given as a pill or through an IV.
  • Immunotherapy, also called biological therapy, which activates your immune system to fight leukemia cells.
  • Targeted therapy, which uses drugs to attack the specific genes or proteins that leukemia cells need to grow.
  • Radiation therapy, which uses high-energy X-rays to target and kill leukemia cells.

Transplant and Cellular Therapy

As the region’s only comprehensive transplant and cellular therapy center, we bring you access to advanced treatments not available elsewhere, including:

  • Bone marrow transplant, also known as stem cell transplant, which replaces diseased cells with healthy blood stem cells. Our state-of-the-art facility performs autologous (self), full-match and half-matched transplants – over 500 in just the past four years.
  • CAR T-cell therapy, a type of cellular therapy that supercharges your blood cells to fight cancer. We’re one of only a few cancer care centers nationwide offering CAR T-cell therapy to treat blood cancer, including certain types of leukemia.

Find out more about our Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program.

Research and Clinical Trials

Clinical trials give you more opportunities to find the best treatment for you. At Levine Cancer Institute, you get access to groundbreaking treatments through the latest and most innovative clinical trials.

We’re also working to advance leukemia care through our own clinical research. We’ve assembled an expert team of scientists in the James G. Cannon Research Center who are pursuing more effective, less toxic therapies for leukemia patients.

Learn more about our research and clinical trials.

Cancer Support and Survivorship Programs

Cancer affects every part of your life, and the care process can feel confusing and overwhelming – often involving physical, financial and emotional challenges for you and your family. From diagnosis through recovery, we offer a wide range of resources to support you and enhance all aspects of your well-being.

Learn more about our cancer support and survivorship programs.