Acute and Chronic Leukemias Program
Mayo Clinic in Arizona

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The Acute and Chronic Leukemias Program (ACLP) at Mayo Clinic in Arizona is a collaboration between Mayo Clinic health care providers and referring physicians to provide comprehensive, coordinated and leading-edge care for leukemia patients.

The ACLP blends the latest research and scientific methods with friendly and patient-centered care. The program offers the complete spectrum of services for patients, from diagnosis and monitoring to inpatient blood or marrow transplantation to clinical trials for difficult-to-treat situations.

The ACLP seeks to partner with Arizona physicians and patients in caring for these disorders. Mayo physicians in the ACLP program are committed to:

  • Working closely with home physicians so that as much care as possible can occur in the patient's hometown
  • Promptly answering questions from referring physicians about their patients
  • Keeping referring physicians up-to-date on the status of their patients while they are at Mayo Clinic

For questions about the Acute and Chronic Leukemias Program, contact Ruben Mesa, M.D., at 480-301-8000.

Diseases treated

Specific diseases of focus include:

  • Acute Leukemia
    • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
    • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia (ALL)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
    • Polycythemia Vera (PV)
    • Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)
    • Primary Myelofibrosis (Post ET/PV Myelofibrosis) (PMF)
    • Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia/Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
    • Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia (CNL)
    • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML)
    • MDS-MPN overlap syndromes (MPN-MDS)

The ACLP team

The program was created and is administered by a multidisciplinary core group which oversees the day-to-day care of leukemia patients. A unique aspect of the program is that the care team also includes a broad group of colleagues in other specialties to ensure that all the needs of leukemia patients are addressed, including:

  • Manifestations of leukemia
  • Complications of leukemia therapy
  • Overcoming the psychological and spiritual aspects of having leukemia
  • Achieving wellness and balance

The members of the ACLP team meet regularly to discuss all aspects of leukemia care and research. The program maintains a shared set of diagnostic and treatment paradigms and care resources, and takes an interactive approach to the longitudinal care of leukemia patients along their disease journey.

ACLP physicians participate in national and regional Leukemia CME programs for discussions on the latest advances in the field.

Core group

Specialty colleagues

  • Chaplaincy
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Pulmonary Diseases