About Pediatric Cancer Care
Our pediatric hematologists-oncologists treat various conditions including anemia, sickle cell disease, bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and ITP, or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and all types of childhood cancers such as leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors.
Our patients have access to clinical trials through the National Institutes of Health for diseases like sickle cell anemia and through Children's Oncology Group for various cancers.
Some of the procedures performed by our physicians include bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemotherapy, and blood products transfusions.
Most cancer chemotherapy is provided inpatient at USA Children's & Women's Hospital, while transfusions and certain chemotherapies are performed on an outpatient basis in The Hope, a suite dedicated to making children feel at home while receiving IV therapy. The Hope is located inside the Mitchell Cancer Institute and provides a child-friendly environment with an ocean theme. Children have access to electronic tablets and televisions to help distract and entertain them during what can be hours-long treatments.