Dr. Warlick is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation at the University of Minnesota. Her clinical and research efforts focus on the treatment of hematologic malignancies. She has particular interest in myeloid malignancies and the development of new strategies utilizing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, traditional chemotherapeutics, as well as novel biologic modifiers to treat this diverse group of diseases.
Maria Baer joined the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland in 2007 as director of hematologic malignancies and professor of medicine and molecular medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine. She previously served as chief of the leukemia section at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and professor of medicine and associate professor of molecular pharmacology and cancer therapeutics at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Becker is pursuing several areas of research investigation, including 1) the mechanism of adhesion mediated
Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS has been Medical Advisory Board Co-Chair since 2004. He is currently the Physician Liaison in Hematology and Chief of the Division of Hematology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Center at the University. Previously, Dr. Sekeres was the professor of medicine, director of the leukemia program, and Vice Chair for
Dr. Stone received his MD in 1981 from Harvard Medical School, his internal medicine residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and his hematology-oncology fellowship at DFCI. He has performed numerous laboratory and clinical studies on acute leukemia and related disorders, and frequently participates in grand rounds worldwide.
Doctors will sometimes refer to certain treatments as supportive therapy or supportive care. They help you manage the symptoms of your disease, although they do not treat the underlying cause of the disease.
How long do I have to live?
This is most people’s first question, along with “what can I expect to happen.” The doctor’s answer is called a prognosis (an educated guess about the likely course of your disease and how long you might live). Because each person is unique, and each person’s disease is different, a prognosis can be difficult to make. Also, how a disease progresses over time is unpredictable, and less is known about rare diseases than common diseases.