Adult Leukemia

Michael Thirman and Olatoyosi Odenike Leukemia experts Michael Thirman, MD, and Olatoyosi Odenike, MD.

The outlook for many adults with leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is getting brighter every day--thanks to major breakthroughs that are being made and tested at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center and other leading cancer centers. With one of the largest programs in the Chicago area, our leukemia specialists see more than 300 new patients every year. Young adults ages 15 to 30 with leukemia receive specialized care through our Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program.