The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cancer Institute hematology services offer specialty treatment for patients with malignant and non-malignant blood disorders and cancer, like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Conditions treated include:
- Bleeding disorders
- Blood clots
- Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
- Multiple Myeloma/Plasma Cell Neoplasm
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Hematology provides both inpatient and outpatient clinical services, diagnostic services, innovative treatments, and comprehensive care for patients delivered by a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers and dietitians.
Our Treatment Options
The Cancer Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers the broadest spectrum of cancer specialists and services to care for our patients with hematologic cancers. Cancer patients can receive all of their cancer care including medical oncology and surgical consultations, genetic counseling/testing, chemotherapy infusions, radiation therapy, supportive services and integrative health services, all in the same building. Medical oncology services are also available at satellite office locations in the Knoxville and surrounding counties of Blount, Sevier, and Loudon for the convenience of our patients.
Patients are reviewed at our weekly multidisciplinary conference where surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, nurses and clinical trials coordinators gather to determine the best individualized treatment plan for each patient. This level of coordination ensures that patients are receiving the highest level of care, offering the best outcomes and quality of life.
Our team looks at the person as a whole and designs a medical care plan to meet their needs. Several key factors, such as the type and stage of the cancer, as well as age, health, and lifestyle are considered when determining each treatment plan which may include:
- Biological Therapy
- Endocrine Therapy
- Targeted Therapy
At the University of Tennessee Medical Center, our board certified medical oncologists are experts in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of cancer including solid tumors and hematologic malignancies such as leukemia and lymphoma. A medical oncologist is a physician who specializes in the medical treatment of cancer with chemotherapy as well as biological and hormonal therapy. Our medical oncologists work closely with the multidisciplinary oncology team to determine an individualized care plan and to coordinate the patient’s care. Evidence based treatment guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and other peer-reviewed, nationally recognized organizations are used as guidelines to ensure adherence to clinical practice standards (“best practices”) and to optimize the quality of care and patient outcomes.
Cutting-edge treatment is offered to patients along with opportunities to participate in National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical clinical trials. Clinical trials are research studies made available to patients that offer the newest treatments and test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat diseases.
For more information, visit the Clinical Trials page or call 865-305-9773.
Your Next Steps
If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with a hematologic cancer, we are here to help. Hanna Cancer Associates and University Cancer Specialists have board certified medical oncologists who are experts in the treatment of hematologic cancers.
Our Cancer Institute team is here for you in what can be a very stressful time. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions and request help when you need it. You can reach the Cancer Institute by calling (865) 305-6055. Our new patient section will provide you additional information about the Cancer Institute and everything you need to know to prepare for your first visit.