Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Blood & Bone Marrow Disorders

We treat a number of blood and bone marrow disorders, including aplastic anemia, myeloproliferative neoplasms and myelodysplastic syndromes.

Chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms are diseases in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, platelets or certain white blood cells. Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of cancers in which immature blood cells in the bone marrow do not mature or become healthy blood cells.

Certain types of myeloproliferative neoplasms and myelodysplastic syndromes may become a type of blood cancer called acute leukemia.

Our Experts

Our experts work together in a multidisciplinary team (including dedicated, talented nursing staff and Lurie Cancer Center’s Supportive Oncology Team) to help create a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan and provide you with exceptional support. Get to know our physicians and the many other experts who will play an important role in your care.
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Clinical Trials

The Lurie Cancer Center is typically involved in more than 300 clinical trials at a given time, covering a broad range of subjects that may be relevant to your diagnosis. Browse our clinical trials to participate and help test new treatments.
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Featured Programs

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants

Our Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program is the leader in volume and types of transplants, averaging over 250 transplantations per year, resulting in survival rates consistently exceeding the national survival rate.

Stem cell transplants are regularly used to treat myelodysplastic syndromes; visit the program's page to learn more.

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Blood Cancer Support Group

The Blood Cancer Support Group is a free, eight-week program offered multiple times per year. The group meets each week for an hour and a half, and discussions are focused on finding meaning in past, present, future and everyday lift.

For more information on the next planned sessions, please contact Robin B. Katz at 312-695-8186.

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