Cancer Center

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Blood Cancers

Advanced care for leukemia, lymphoma, and other hematologic malignancies

Comprehensive Care with the Latest Treatments

Cancers of the blood and blood-forming organs are complex diseases that require expert treatment. At NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, our blood cancer specialists are skilled in caring for patients with hematologic cancers of all types and stages. We customize your care to the genetic and biologic features of your disease, ensuring you get the most effective treatment available. We also offer support services to help you manage the side effects of cancer and its treatment.

Types of blood cancers we treat

Our team treats all types of blood cancers and disorders, including:

  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • Bone marrow disorders such as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)

Diagnostic Testing

An accurate diagnosis is the first and most important step in getting effective treatment for blood cancer. At NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, we perform blood tests plus additional testing to find out not only what kind of cancer you may have, but what subtype it is. There are many types of blood cancer, each with its own biology and behavior. For example, there are more than 70 subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma alone. Your doctor arranges for all the testing needed to learn about the type and stage of your cancer so we can match you with the best treatments.

Blood Cancer Treatments

Many blood cancer treatments involve infusion therapies, which you can receive in our comfortable onsite infusion center. Our award-winning oncology nurses are here to provide treatment and monitor your comfort during your time with us.

Chemotherapy and immunotherapy

Blood cancers are often treated with combinations of chemotherapy drugs. You may also be eligible to receive immunotherapy, a treatment that boosts the power of your immune system to detect and destroy cancer cells in your body. Chemotherapy and immunotherapy are typically given in our outpatient infusion center.

Targeted therapies

These types of therapies target proteins and genetic mutations specific to cancer cells. We perform genetic sequencing to test the biology of your cancer and match you with the anticancer drugs that take aim at the molecules fueling its growth. This "precision medicine" approach is revolutionizing the care of people with all types of cancer. For blood cancers, many new targeted therapies have been developed in the last several years to treat these cancers more precisely than conventional anticancer drugs. Your doctor will let you know if a targeted therapy is right for you.

Bone marrow transplantation

Also called stem cell transplantation, this treatment has evolved into the standard of care for many patients with blood cancers and other blood disorders. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers stem cell transplantation for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelofibrosis, and MDS. If your doctor recommends a transplant, we can connect you with the bone marrow transplant team at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. You can have your transplant in Manhattan and your pre- and post-transplant care at our hospital.

CAR T-cell therapy

Patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma or mantle cell lymphoma that came back or continued to grow after prior treatment may be eligible for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. CAR T-cells are made from a patient's own white blood cells (T-cells), which have been collected from the patient, modified in a lab to recognize certain proteins on cancer cells, and returned to the patient to detect, attach to, and destroy cancer cells throughout the body. You may be able to receive CAR T-cell therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and have the care you need before and after this treatment at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.

Our Approach to Care

Your care team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hematopathologists, radiologists, pain management specialists, oncology nurses, psychosocial support specialists, and other professionals experienced in caring for people with blood cancers. A patient navigator coordinates your visits and procedures and serves as your point of contact for any questions. We are part of Columbia University’s cancer care team and participate in regular tumor boards, discussing each case and combining our expertise to assemble the most effective treatment plan for each patient. We ensure that you and your caregivers understand your options, so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for you. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure for your disease.

Why Choose Us

As part of a major academic medical center, the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, our doctors can connect you with clinical trials assessing promising investigational therapies for blood cancers. After you’re finished with treatment, we customize a survivorship plan for you that details future visits and exams and lets you know about resources that can help you live a healthy life. Make an appointment for a consultation today.

Our Locations

Blood Cancer Care is Available At:

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center - Hematology-Oncology and Infusion Center

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