Adult Leukemia

If you have been diagnosed with leukemia, your team of Roswell Park specialists will evaluate all the options and work together to create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your specific disease. We bring together a whole team of medical professionals to assist you and your loved ones with a broad range of issues related to your diagnosis, treatment, and long-term health.

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Patients treated at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) had five-year survival rates that were superior to the average national outcomes reported in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). (Statistics based on patients who survived at least five years after receiving a diagnosis between 1998-2002.)

Our physicians are among the experts who set the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines that prescribe the best ways of preventing, detecting and treating specific types of leukemia. The NCCN Guidelines for leukemia are the most widely used standards in the United States.

If you should need a blood or marrow transplant, you’ll be in good hands. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has named Roswell Park a Blue Distinction Center for Transplants® — one of only 83 in the nation and only three in New York State with this designation for blood or marrow transplants.

Suzanne was given 3-5 years to live following a leukemia diagnosis. Now, 12 years later, she credits the strong support system at Roswell Park for giving her hope and strength.

Pioneering Clinical Trials

Roswell Park strives to find better ways to treat this disease through clinical trials, many of which have been pioneered and launched by our own translational research team.

Available Leukemia Clinical Trials