Lymphatic cancer starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune system - our disease-fighting network, according to the American Cancer Society. This includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus gland and bone marrow. The main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Symptoms include enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, and weight loss. Treatment may involve chemotherapy, medication, radiation therapy, and rarely stem-cell transplant.
Daniel Persky, MD, is an associate professor of medicine, associate director of Clinical Investigations and director of the Clinical Trials Office. Dr. Persky will talk about lymphoma.
Ravi Krishnadasan, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, will address the latest issues and advances involving leukemia.