Leukemia: Information, Research and Support
Leukemia is the most common blood cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 29,000 adults and 2,000 children are diagnosed with the disease each year. If you or someone you love is affected by leukemia, you'll want answers. Use the Leukemia Web Guide to find reliable information.
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Although many hospitals treat leukemia, some are particularly renowned, or provide special services. Teaching hospitals, for example, often offer participation in clinical trials that are unavailable at other facilities. The sites below can acquaint you with some of the better known leukemia hospitals.
- Look for links to "Make an Appointment" or "Patient Referral" to find out how to become a patient at these hospitals. You'll either get a phone number or detailed information about the referral process.
- In general, children's hospitals tend to have more non-medical programs for kids, such as day camps for kids with cancer or other entertainment-type events. If you're a parent with a child who has leukemia, look for links to other services offered by the hospital.
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MD Anderson Cancer Center
at The University of Texas boasts "the largest practice of leukemia subspecialists in the world." They treat adult leukemia patients with all different types of leukemia. The Web site includes an online database of the hospital's open clinical trials for all types of cancer.
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
is a renowned teaching and research hospital. All four types of leukemia are treated at this hospital, so the facility has both adults and children as patients. The hospital uses an individualized approach to treatment and regularly runs clinical trials.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
includes more than 30 experts in the field of leukemia. The hospital performs various clinical trials that are open to patient participation. Visit the site to get information about becoming a patient.
has three locations: Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Adults with leukemia are treated at all locations, but children are mostly treated in Minnesota. The Web site includes "Patient Stories," so potential patients can get a greater understanding of the disease and how it will affect their life.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
is probably one of the best-known children's hospitals. The Web site includes a phone number and e-mail address that parents can use to contact the hospital if they want their child to be treated. This research hospital was instrumental in combination therapy for children with leukemia, and it continues to research new ways to cure and control the disease.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
was ranked the best pediatric hospital in 2007 by U.S. News & World Report. Find resources for the family, such as psychosocial services and financial assistance, as well as information about their research.
Children's Hospital Boston
treats children and adolescents with leukemia. Their staff members are experts in the field of childhood leukemia, and the Web site includes detailed information about the physicians.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
has experts on staff who specialize in bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant. The Web site includes information about the physicians and services offered by the hospital. The site also offers a brief overview of the hospital's current research.
The Children's Hospital
offers a full range of services, and their Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treats more than 1,500 patients each year. The Web site offers a variety of links to resources, including cancer associations and a health library.
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