Hematologic cancers include cancers of the blood and blood-forming tissues (such as the bone marrow). They include acute and chronic leukemias, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, and multiple myeloma (a cancer of the bone marrow). Doctors at the Perlmutter Cancer Center specialize in diagnosis and treating these cancers, as well as non-cancerous disorders of the blood and bone marrow (such as anemia, clotting disorders, and myeloproliferative diseases, where the body does not produce enough functional blood cells). Our care includes the management of patients with all types of plasma cell cancers, including those with amyloidosis.
Our hematologic cancer experts evaluate and treat patients in the state-of-the-art Perlmutter Cancer Center, a collaborative, multidisciplinary clinic setting located on East 34th Street at Third Avenue. Patients can undergo diagnostic tests, learn the results of those tests, and receive a personalized treatment plan-all under the same roof. This centralized facility provides a nurturing, supportive environment in which Perlmutter Cancer Center's treatment team of pathologists, surgeons, hematologists, and radiation oncologists communicate and collaborate, considering your unique health circumstances and the stage of your cancer to create a personalized cancer care plan.
Our physicians also collaborate with laboratory investigators who conduct basic science research related to hematologic cancers, using this research to develop novel treatment strategies which are evaluated in clinical trials. Through these studies, we make clinically relevant "bench-to-bedside" discoveries and develop targeted therapies.
The Perlmutter Cancer Center leads the nation in participation in clinical trials to assess new treatments for hematologic cancers. These include multicenter studies hosted by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States. Through ECOG participation, patients benefit from the collective knowledge of a network of researchers, physicians, and healthcare professionals at public and private institutions across the country.
Whether you are seeking a second opinion or are ready to start treatment, we encourage you to see one of our specialists to learn about your diagnostic and treatment options and make an informed decision about your care.