Lymphoma Multidisciplinary Clinic

The Lymphoma Multidisciplinary Clinic is part of The University of Arizona Cancer Center's Lymphoma Program, an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of lymphomas.

The Lymphoma Program is dedicated to finding a cure for both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Among our accomplishments throughout the past 30 years are new state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities benefiting patients throughout Arizona, identifying optimal treatment for localized (limited) non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and setting the benchmark for treatment of advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma used for 25 years.

About Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the lymphatic tissue. Lymphoid tissue includes the lymph nodes and other organs that are part of the body's immune system. The primary type of cell found in lymphoid tissue is a white blood cell called the lymphocyte. There are two types of lymphocytes: B lymphocytes (B cell) and T lymphocytes (T cell). Most lymphomas arise from either of these types of lymphocytes.

The two main types of lymphoma are Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Hodgkin Lymphoma. The cells (lymphocytes) of these two types of cancer look different under a microscope.

  1. Hodgkin Lymphoma
    The cancer cells in Hodgkin lymphoma (previously called Hodgkin disease) are called Reed-Sternberg cells. They are an abnormal type of B cell that is much larger than normal B cells.
  2. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL) are divided into types based on how the cancer cells look under a microscope and their pattern of growth. There are close to 70 different types of NHL.

Lymphoma Team

The multidisiplinary clinical treatment team offers combined modality treatments, high-dose treatments with bone marrow/stem cell transplants, monoclonal antibody treatment and investigational new therapies for recurrent/resistant disease.

Daniel Persky, MD, Medical Oncology
Soham Puvvada, MD, Medical Oncology
Victor Gonzalez, MD, Radiation Oncology
Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology
James A. Warneke, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
Clara Curiel, MD, Dermatologic Oncology


Make an Appointment

New Patients
Your First Visit:
Step One: Make your initial appointment by calling (520) 694-CURE (2873).
Step Two: A New Patient Appointment packet will be mailed to you once you have made your appointment. The packet will contain:
  • Health History Questionnaire
  • Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire
  • The Med form

Complete and bring these forms to your scheduled appointment.

Step Three: Please take care of any referrals, if necessary.
Step Four: Previous Records: Obtain and Sign a release of medical records with any institution that will need to supply us information. Have those records faxed to (520) 694-0255. These records include:
  • All recent hospital discharge summaries
  • Any operative reports pertaining to your diagnosis
  • Pathology slides and reports
  • Progress notes from your doctor
  • A list of medications you are taking
Returning Patients
Please call (520) 694-CURE (2873) to make an appointment.
For Medical Emergencies, call 911, or go to the Emergency Room.