Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia overview

You are at the center of everything we do at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Here, we surround you with a team of specialists who work together closely to provide expert, targeted care and compassionate support throughout your treatment and beyond.

We guide you every step of the way, combining our deep clinical expertise in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with a commitment to meet your unique needs.

Why choose SCCA?

  • Comprehensive CLL treatment 
    Our doctors are experts in the complex factors that go into planning your individualized CLL treatment. Based on the specific features of your disease, your team may recommend one or more targeted therapies or immunotherapies — or in some cases chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant — all available at SCCA.
  • CLL clinical studies
    To give you access to the most innovative therapies, SCCA unites the leading researchers and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch and UW Medicine so you can take part in CLL clinical studies not available everywhere.
  • Pioneering new approaches
    In recent years, CLL treatment has changed significantly, with the approval of several targeted drugs and antibody therapies that have largely replaced conventional chemo. Researchers here helped pioneered novel options, and we continue to refine treatment combinations and sequences to get the best results for each patient. 
  • A national leader in cancer treatment
    SCCA is the leading cancer treatment center in the region and among the top nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • NCI comprehensive cancer center
    We are a comprehensive cancer center, a designation from the National Cancer Institute that reflects our scientific leadership and the depth and breadth of our research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Treatment

Treatment has changed significantly for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) since around 2014. Now, most people do very well with newer targeted drugs and immunotherapies — though, for certain patients, conventional chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant remain important options.

Providers

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.

Clinical trials

To give you access to the most innovative therapies, SCCA unites the leading researchers and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch and UW Medicine so you can take part in CLL clinical studies not available everywhere.