Childhood Leukemia

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Experts in Childhood Leukemia Diagnosis and Treatment

Our UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital team takes a multidisciplinary approach and utilizes the latest clinical trial results and scientific breakthroughs to provide outstanding care for each of our pediatric leukemia patients.

What is Leukemia in Children?

Leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood. When children have leukemia, their bone marrow makes white blood cells that do not mature properly. These unhealthy cells rapidly reproduce, crowding out the healthy bone marrow cells that produce infection-fighting white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Childhood leukemia can occur at any age, but is most commonly diagnosed in children between 2 and 6 years old.

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Advanced Treatment Methods

Our pediatric cancer care team has the extensive experience needed to provide young leukemia patients outstanding clinical care — offering both the latest investigational therapies as well as established treatments for all types of leukemia in children. In fact, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital was the first hospital in Chicago certified to offer CAR T-cell therapy for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children and young adults.

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Our Pediatric Cancer Locations in Chicago and Merrillville

Request an Appointment

The information you provide on this secure form to request an appointment with a UChicago Medicine pediatric leukemia expert will enable us to assist you as efficiently as possible. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule an appointment. 

You can also make an appointment with our providers by:

Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home

Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists

To speak to someone directly, please call 773-702-6169. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.

For Referring Physicians

To refer a pediatric patient for leukemia care, please call UCM Physician Connect at 1-800-824-2282


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Childhood Leukemia

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