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Leukemia and Lymphoma

  • Program Director
    Dr. William Slayton, MD
    Division Chief & Stop Children’s Cancer Palm Beach County Chair

  • Program Coordinator
    Constance Stichweh, ARNP
    Maggie Gulig, RN – Nurse Educator

  • Mailing Address:
    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    P.O. Box 100298
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    Office Number: (352) 273-9120
    Fax Number: (352) 265-4442

 

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Leukemia is the most prevalent childhood cancer, and represents about 1/3 of all cancers in children. Although pediatric leukemia is highly curable, nearly 20 percent of children with leukemia will relapse. Furthermore, treatments are difficult, and can lead to stroke, diabetes, and severe arthritis leading to joint replacements. Our research is focused on finding better cures for our young patients with this disease. Specific research initiatives include focus on leukemia stem cells and the development of drugs that can be taken by mouth and destroy cancer cells but leave normal tissue alone.

Researchers

  • William Slayton – Targeted therapy for high risk childhood Leukemia and clinical trials for Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Leukemia
  • Zhongbo Hu – Targets for Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Leukemia
  • Xiao Miao Li – Stem Cells and the Microenvironment
  • David Ostrov – Drug Design and X-ray Crystallography