Leukemia is a type of cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of blood cells to be produced and enter the bloodstream. An estimated 44,790 new cases of leukemia are diagnosed in the United States each year.

For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s page on leukemia: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/leukemia.

Treatment at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

Leukemia patients at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center are seen in the center’s Hematology-Oncology Clinic, located on the second floor of The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital. The Hematology-Oncology Clinic providesaccess to a team of dedicated physicians who specialize in the research and treatment of both acute and chronic leukemia.

About the Hematology-Oncology Clinic

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Hematology & Oncology Clinic

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, 2nd Floor

2000 6th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL  35233

Leukemia Research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in the field of leukemia research and actively conducts clinical trials for both acute and chronic leukemia patients.

The Cancer Center has been involved in several clinical trials of Clofarabine, an anti-leukemia drug developed here in Birmingham. Many of these examine the drug’s effects on patients older than 60. Much leukemia research is also done through UAB’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, which is one of the 10 largest in the country.

Clinical Trials

Related Services at UAB

Hematology-Oncology Clinic

UAB Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

UAB Radiation Oncology

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Support & Resources


UAB Medicine

UAB School of Medicine


Support Groups



Resources and Information about Leukemia

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

National Marrow Donor Program

To Become a Patient

UAB HealthFinder can connect you to the service you need. You can access HealthFinder by calling (205) 934-9999 or toll-free 1-800-UAB-8816 or you can make your appointment online.

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