The lymphoma program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is comprised of a dedicated team of physicians who have led significant achievements in the research and treatment of lymphoma. Members of our team are routinely recognized and awarded for their contributions to the field of lymphoma research and treatment.

Lymphomas are cancers that affect the cells in the immune system and are the most common type of blood cancer. Depending on the specific cells that are affected, each case is classified as one of two primary types – Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s – and these two categories break down further into five types of Hodgkin’s lymphoma and more than 40 subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s.

Of the two types, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is far more common, affecting approximately 66,000 Americans every years, as opposed to 8,000 cases of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s page on lymphoma:


Treatment at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lymphoma 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 provides access to a team of dedicated physicians who specialize in the research and treatment of lymphoma.

Our lymphoma team is led by the physicians below. Our multidisciplinary approach to treatment also provides patients with access to radiation oncology, surgical oncology and pathology services.

Andres Forero, M.D.

Amitkumar Mehta, M.D.

Luciano Costa, M.D.
Bone Marrow Transplant

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Hematology & Oncology Clinic

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, 2nd Floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35233


Lymphoma Research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in the field of lymphoma research and actively conducts clinical trials for both Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients.

The Cancer Center has been involved in several clinical trials and conducts much epidemiologic study on the outcomes of minority patients with lymphoma. Much lymphoma research is also done through UAB’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, which is one of the 10 largest in the country.


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 Lymphoma

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

National Marrow Donor Program


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