Leukemia, Lymphoma & Other Blood Cancers
Our blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat all stages and types of hematologic malignancies, including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplasia.
Nationally Ranked Care
UC San Diego Health is repeatedly ranked among the nation's best in cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. We are also the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Diego County. This is the highest possible rating for a U.S. cancer center, and it means you’ll receive the best possible care and support. Studies show patient outcomes are better at NCI-designated cancer centers.
Blood Cancers and Disorders We Treat
Finding the Cure for CLL
Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD, is the director of research at the Moores Cancer Center and director of the Blood Cancer Research Fund, which aims to develop cures for all types of blood-related cancers. He is internationally recognized for his research on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).Kipps Research Lab
Accurately diagnosing your condition is a critical first step in developing your treatment plan. Diagnostic tests we use include chromosomal and molecular analyses, flow cytometry and expert hematologic pathology services.
Comprehensive, Personalized Care for Hematologic Malignancies
Receive the most effective standard-of-care approaches as well as investigational therapies offered through participation in clinical trials. Your care plan may include:
- CAR T-cell therapy
- Gene therapy
- Monoclonal antibodies
- Novel vaccine therapies
- Radiation therapy, such as involved site radiotherapy, which spares cardiac and pulmonary tissue
- Stem cell transplantation
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
The UC San Diego Health and Sharp HealthCare joint blood and marrow transplantation program is the largest blood and marrow transplant (BMT) program in San Diego and one of the largest in California. Your UC San Diego Health hematologist can continue to manage your care if a BMT becomes necessary.
Hematologic Malignancies Care Team
At UC San Diego Health, your cancer care is led by a multidisciplinary team of hematologists and oncologists who can manage your condition through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Highly specialized multidisciplinary care is a hallmark of top-tier academic medical centers such as UC San Diego Health. For patients like you, it means you receive the highest level of care. Find a blood cancer specialist.
Advancing Cancer Prevention & Care
UC San Diego Health physicians are actively researching ways to improve cancer care. By joining a clinical trial, you may receive a new cancer treatment before it is available to the public. If your cancer has not responded to standard therapies, talk to your doctor about whether a clinical trial could be right for you.
Patient & Family Supportive Services
At UC San Diego Health, your care goes beyond treating disease. It also includes supporting you and your loved ones emotionally during your cancer journey. Most of our support services are free.