Programs & Specialties
The Hematology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers: lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. While the causes of these cancers remain unknown, great strides in treatment, some of which originated from Yale Cancer Center research, are improving survival rates.
The overall aim of treatment is to bring about a complete remission. Treatment approaches for blood cancers may include chemotherapy, radiation oncology, stem cell or marrow transplantation, or immunotherapy. Each patient receives an individual treatment plan, which includes standard care and/or clinical trials, which offer novel treatment options.
Diagnosing leukemia in its earliest stages can improve a patient’s prognosis. Learn how this condition is diagnosed.Read more
Blood tests are used to diagnose bleeding disorders, which make an individual more likely to bleed spontaneously and after surgery or injury.Read more
Blood cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the bone marrow, where blood is produced. Learn about symptoms and treatment.Read more
Cytogenic Studies for Leukemia Diagnosis
Cytogenic Studies are precision medicine used to diagnose leukemia at a molecular level and determine treatment options.Read more