On Cancer: Meet Leukemia Expert Martin Tallman

By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chief of the Leukemia Service Martin S. Tallman discusses how Memorial Sloan Kettering’s experts collaborate to deliver the most-promising therapies, and how he cares for patients as if they were members of his own family.


I need to know your out look on wait and see with cronic lymphatic leukemia

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, we can't answer personal medical questions on our blog. If you'd like to make an appointment to discuss your particular situation with one of our doctors, please call 800-525-2225.

i understand that you have curcumin/green tea drink to combat chronic luekemia?

I had to reply to this, as it hits a personal note. I was diagnosed in 2005 with CML, and was referred to Dr. Tallman at Northwestern in Chicago. Saying he cares for patients as if they were a family member couldnt be closer to the truth. I have never felt as cared for, both emotionally and physically, as I did with Dr. Tallman. I was lucky enough to be under his care for 5 years, and truly believe he is the BEST at what he does. He is missed in Chicago!!

I was diagnosed with CML in Blast Crisis in 2008 and was referred to Dr. Tallman as I needed an unrelated donor stem cell transplant. He was outstanding. During the scariest time of my life, he provided the care and expertise that I needed. He made sure to take the time to answer all my questions, to care for my condition and to make sure I knew what was going on. I was so lucky to have him as my doctor and believe I'm alive today because of Dr. Tallman. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him in Chicago but I know he is helping so many others.

I had sent some of my records to you knowing you are the best I want your hospital to keep my records how long will they keep them without making a appointment I am now at cleveland clinic have CLL 0 stage wait and see is waiting a good idea Darlene Jernejec Thank You

Darlene, unfortunately we are not able to answer personal medical questions on our blog. We spoke to someone about this and they said these types of records are generally kept about six months. If you would like to speak with someone at Memorial Sloan-Kettering again, please call 800-525-2225 or go to Thank you for your comment.

My husband is recently diagnosed with ALL B -Cell Leukemia in March of 2013. He is 41 years old and is undergoing treatment at GWU hospital in DC under the care of Dr IMAD TABBARA. He is undergoing Hyper CVAD Regime. With first induction chemo. His disease went into remission with first induction chemo. He completed the 2nd chemo and have still 6 more to go. His Cytogenetics indicate that the Philadelphia chromosome is negative and his oncologist commented that he has good prognosis based on other Cytogenetics . I wanted to schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin Tallman and get his opinion on his treatment options as he is the expert in treating adult leukemia.

To schedule an appointment with a Memorial Sloan-Kettering physician, you can call 800-525-2225 or go to Thank you for your comment.

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