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Acute Leukemia Services

Acute leukemia is a rapidly progressive cancer of the white blood cells. There are 2 main types, each named after the type of cell that is affected:

  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Patients with acute leukemia receive care from specialized providers. The care path can be long and complex, and may include stem cell transplant. The need for acute leukemia care is expected to grow in the years to come.

Our Role

We will provide provincial-level planning and oversight to meet the healthcare needs of adults with acute leukemia in Ontario, including:

  • working with service providers to meet the growing healthcare demands of the acute leukemia patient population by expanding the number of existing service providers and developing new ones
  • implementing networks within and across the province to deliver high-quality care as close to home as possible
  • using evidence-informed best practices to support the best outcomes