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Dr. Frederick Appelbaum

Dr. Frederick Appelbaum

Dr. Appelbaum is the Executive Director of SCCA. His work centers on the biology and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. In this video, Dr. Appelbaum characterizes the mission of SCCA as eliminating cancer as a cause of suffering and death. The only way to do this is to create new knowledge. We provide the very best possible care for cancer today and improve therapies for the future. Every year since 2000, reports back to the federal government about bone marrow transplant has put the SCCA at the top in outcomes. We have performed more transplants than any other center in the world.

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Dr. Oliver Press

Dr. Oliver Press is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. In this video Dr. Press describes some of the new and exciting treatments that are becoming available for patients with lymphoma. Because there because there are 67 varieties of lymphoma, establishing the correct diagnosis at the start is important. At SCCA, the reason we are curing more patients and have better survival rates for patients with lymphoma is because of clinical research. It is very rewarding to watch new discoveries go from cell lines, to mouse models and into people and then become therapies that are very curative for patients with lymphoma.