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Institute Spotlight: Making Strides in Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders
Dr. Ed Copelan Dr. Belinda Avalos

Did you know that until this past January, Charlotte was the largest city in the country without an adult blood and marrow transplant unit? Today, we have one the nation’s most advanced transplant units, staffed by some of the world’s foremost experts in hematological malignancies.

It’s part of Levine Cancer Institute’s commitment to bring world-class care to the Carolinas.

Overseeing the development of the Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders program are Dr. Ed Copelan and Dr. Belinda Avalos, chair and vice-chair of the department.

Dr. Copelan and Dr. Avalos joined the staff at Levine Cancer Institute in 2012, coming from the Cleveland Clinic and the Ohio State University College of Medicine, respectively. Since then, the hematological oncology and blood disorders team has grown to include nationally renowned experts who sub-specialize in leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, non-malignant hematology and bone marrow transplantation.

At Levine Cancer Institute our mission is to bring patients the best cancer care, closer to where they live. One of the most crucial aspects of this is ensuring that patients also have access to the best physicians and cutting-edge clinical trials.