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On Cancer: Meet Leukemia Expert Stephen Chung

By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Monday, March 18, 2013

Internist and medical oncologist Stephen S. Chung specializes in working with patients who have leukemia and bone marrow failure syndromes, from diagnosis through treatment and general medical care.

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I have a friend who has Leukemia. He was diagnosed a little more than a year ago has gone through chemotherapy and it took his white cells from 80% saturation down to 1% but he is due to start another chemotherapy round in April I believe. I believe his leukemia type is called CCL? How would his doctors contact you to discuss how to possibly inject him to get his white cells to fight the leukemia? Thank you thank you thank you for offering so much hope to those who have Leukemia.

Thanks for your comment. If your friend would like to make an appointment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, he can call 800-525-2225.

We are interested in learning if any advanced treatement options are available for stage 4 adenocarcinoma with primary in the colon. Currently undergoing Folfuri with Camptosar, and Avastin with 5 treatments behind us. Currently non surgical candidate - no bleeding, or bowel encroachment. Liver has numerous tumors, and PET/CT has identified issues in the peritineum, abdominal lymph and illeo-ceccal area of colon. Your approach to treating leukemia patients we believe should open the door to other cancers, such as colon. Can you kindly guide us to a study that is targeted based and individulaized? Or can you work with us on sampling the DNA and addressing a targeted therapy regiment? Sincerely appreciate your guidance. My wife who is the patient, is 54 years old tolerating treatment well with side effects of nausea and some pain at the site of the liver.

Thank you for your comment. If you and your wife would like to learn more about treatment and clinical trials at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, please call our Physician Referral Service at 800-525-2225.

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