Our blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat all stages and types of hematologic malignancies, including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplasia.
We offer the most advanced diagnostic tests, including chromosomal and molecular analyses, flow cytometry and expert hematologic pathology services, as a critical first step in developing a treatment plan for you.
Our treatment options include the best standard-of-care approaches as well as investigational therapies offered through participation in clinical trials.
Gene therapy, novel vaccine therapies and monoclonal antibodies, as well as new stem cell transplantation techniques are among the newer treatment options we can now offer some patients. There have also been significant advances in radiation oncology for lymphoma, including involved site radiotherapy, which is better at sparing cardiac and pulmonary tissue.
Cancers and Blood Disorders Treated
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.
Although a cancer diagnosis can be frightening, there are many new therapies and potential cures for cancers of the blood and lymphatic system. At UC San Diego Health, our nationally recognized specialists will develop a treatment plan tailored to you.
Research and Clinical Trials
Researchers are making remarkable progress in the battle against all types of cancer:
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- UC San Diego Health is one of seven sites collaborating in the
CLL Research Consortium (CRC), which runs
clinical trials for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
- The Blood Cancer Research Fund (BCRF) concentrates on developing cures for all types of blood-related cancers. Its research labs are located at Moores Cancer Center, and its director is
Dr. Thomas Kipps of UC San Diego Health.