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Malignant hematology oncology

The Malignant Hematology Team takes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing, treating and researching hematologic malignancies including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Members of the team include board-certified hematologists and medical oncologists as well as a radiation oncologist, pathologist and cytogeneticist. The team works closely with the cancer center’s Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplant team.

Special honors
The team’s research focuses on the development of new pharmaceutical therapies for chronic myelogenous leukemia, multiple myeloma, MDS and acute leukemia. Through the work of the Malignant Hematology Oncology Team, we were one of the first in the nation to offer Gleevec during clinical trials.

Conditions treated include:

Patients with hematologic malignancies, including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma

Symptoms, treatment options and diagnosis depend on the type of cancer:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma

What our team provides:

  • On the day of appointment, each patient receives personal attention from a Malignant Hematology Team staff person and the appropriate team member.
  • A team physician evaluates the patient, reviews all records, requests any needed additional testing, and presents the case to the multidisciplinary team.
  • After the team conference, this physician shares the team’s recommendations with the patient and family members. If other testing is required or if other specialists need to be seen as part of the proposed therapy, those appointments are made the same day or as soon as convenient for the patient.

Support groups and screenings

Karmanos Cancer Institute offers the following support groups for cancer patients and their families:

  • Women Achieving Victory & Esteem is a monthly support group for female cancer patients (any type, any stage).
  • Latina Cancer Support Group/Unidas En Victoria Contra El Cancer meets twice a month and is a support group for Spanish-speaking women with cancer. Location/Sítio: Most Holy Redeemer Church, 1721 Junction St., Detroit, MI 48209.
  • Brothers Reaching & Achieving Victory & Esteem is a monthly support group for male cancer patients (any type, any stage).
  • For more information about support groups, click here.

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