Leukemia Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering provides comprehensive care for patients with adult leukemias and pediatric leukemias. Although each patient has a primary doctor who coordinates his or her care, all patients — regardless of the type of treatment they receive — are cared for by a team of experts.

The team includes:

  • hematologic oncologists, who treat cancers that arise from blood cells
  • medical oncologists, who treat cancer with chemotherapy and hormonal and biological therapies
  • bone marrow and stem cell transplant specialists, who treat cancer with high-dose chemotherapy followed by an infusion of healthy bone marrow or stem cells
  • radiation oncologists, who use radiation therapy to shrink tumors
  • surgeons
  • diagnostic radiologists, who use imaging to diagnose diseases
  • pathologists, who identify diseases by studying cells and tissues under a microscope
  • infectious disease specialists, who treat infections that arise during treatment for cancer
  • nurses

We plan treatment for each patient with input from all members of the team. A collaborative approach is very important when caring for people with leukemia because many patients require more than one form of treatment. Having a team of specialists working together from the very beginning optimizes patient care.

For more information about our approach to treatment for specific types of leukemia, visit the following links: