Acute Leukemia Referral Center | Peter McSweeney, M.D. | Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

– We are a referral center for acute leukemia patients from around the region, draining states around Colorado and from within Colorado, of course. Many patients referred here for initial assessment and treatment of their acute leukemia. Acute leukemia’s a very life-threatening disease. It often comes on very fast and requires very strong chemotherapies and very detailed and extended supportive […]

Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) | Mark Brunvand, M.D. | Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

– So we’ve discussed HLA a couple times. That stands for Human Leukocyte Antigens. Basically, these are the eyes and ears of the immune system. So immune cells don’t have a photo recognition system. They have a complex system of molecules on the surface that touch and feel the environment so that the immune system knows what it’s seeing. It […]

Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network

(relaxing music) – [Narrator] At Sarah Cannon, people who live with cancer, those who work to prevent it, fight it and survive it are at the heart of every decision we make. Bringing the most innovative medical minds together with the most passionate caregivers in their communities, we are transforming care and personalizing treatment. A key component of the Sarah […]

Leukemia | Hetty Carraway, MD

(bright electronic music) – Hi I’m Michael Maris. I’m here with Hetty Carraway from the Cleveland Clinic. I’m here to talk to Hetty about what’s new in acute leukemia. Hetty, could you say a couple words about yourself? – Sure, my name is Dr. Hetty Carraway, I work as one of the leukemia faculty at the Cleveland Clinic. And I […]

Lymphoma Treatment Evolution | Michael Maris, M.D. | Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

– The treatment of lymphoma has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. There are very specific agents that block specific abnormalities in the cancer cells that drives proliferation, and there’s been a cornucopia of different agents that have become available. Some of them are commercially available but some of them are currently being developed in clinical trials.

Jess, Blood Cancer Research Nurse

My name is Jess Walsh. I’m a clinical research nurse, working for the Blood Cancer Network Ireland. I work in the clinical research facility in the University of Galway. I started working for the BCNI approximately a year and a half ago and be a little bit more. I was working in Dublin before that and got the opportunity to […]