Division of Hematology and Oncology at Howard University Hospital

The Center for Hematology and Oncology at Howard University Hospital provides advanced care for patients with cancer and blood disorders regardless of social and insurance status. Our Cancer Center staff includes:

  • Certified nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Social work support
  • Genetic counselors
  • Patient navigators

We work with specialists throughout the Howard University Hospital to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary and therapeutic plans of care individualized to meet the needs of each patient and their families.

Conditions We Treat

Our doctors have expert knowledge in both benign (non-cancer) and malignant (cancer) tumors. Conditions we treat include:

Solid tumors

Solid tumors may or may not be cancers. They include tumors of the:

  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Colon
  • Lung
  • Reproductive system (vagina, uterus, ovaries)

Malignant blood-related disorders

  • Lymphoma – cancer of the lymphatic system
  • Multiple myeloma – cancer of the plasma cells
  • Leukemia – cancer of the bone marrow)
  • Mylodyslastic syndrome – also known as bone marrow failure disorder

Sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia is a disorder of the red blood cells. The Center for Hematology and Oncology offers treatments that can improve symptoms and help patients lead healthier, more productive lives.

Other benign blood-related disorders

Some blood disorders do not result in cancer, but affect a patient's quality of life. These include:

  • Anemia
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • Thrombocytopenia

Myeloproliferative disorders

Myeloproliferative disorders occurs when the body produces too many cells in the bone marrow. Conditions we treat include:

  • Polycythemia vera
  • Essential thrombocytosis
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia
  • Systemic mastocytosis
  • Myelofibrosis

Coagulation disorders

Coagulation disorders prevent blood from clotting.

Programs & Services

Our board-certified disease specialists handle complex management and treatment-related matters of blood disorders and cancer. We also assist patients in coordinating specialty care services.

Programs and services include:

Howard University Cancer Center

The Howard University Cancer Center provides research, education and service for cancers that affect primarily African American populations. We excel in translational bench-to-bedside research that improves the lives of minorities and underserved populations.

Center for Sickle Cell Disease

The Center for Sickle Cell Disease at Howard University provides services in a multi-specialty setting at the Center, including:

  • Educational programs
  • Community awareness events
  • Screenings for children, collegiate student athletes and adults