Cancer and Blood Disorders

Families and patients dealing with a diagnosis of pediatric cancer or a blood disorder can rely on Driscoll Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center for the most advanced treatments available for infants, children and adolescents.

Utilizing a multidisciplinary, family-centered approach to care, our team consists of:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse case managers
  • Social workers
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Child Life specialists
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Chaplains
  • Psychologists

A child’s parents are also an integral part of the patient care team.

The Cancer and Blood Disorders Center offers patient and parent support through monthly support group meetings, individualized care with a social worker as well as pre-teen and teen camps.

Treatment

Diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic management plans for infants, children and adolescents with malignant diseases and blood disorders such as:

  • Leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Wilms’ tumor
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Brain tumors
  • Acquired and hereditary anemias
  • Neutropenias
  • Thrombocytopenia disorders
  • Abnormalities of platelet function
  • Hereditary and acquired coagulation abnormalities
  • Histiocystic disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • White blood cell disorders
  • Von Willebrand
  • Hemophilia
  • Other bleeding and clotting disorders

Services

  • Lab
  • Radiology services
  • Medication administration and management
  • Blood-product transfusions
  • Enrollment in clinical trials for the most cutting-edge treatment and support from experts across the United States
  • Certified chemotherapy nurses
  • Social work services for assistance with the difficulties presented by the stress of cancer treatment
  • Child Life services
  • Access to the more than 30 pediatric subspecialties at Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Research

Clinical research offers hope for a cure. Research saves lives and changes the odds for kids now and far into the future.

Driscoll Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is proud to be affiliated with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), whose research has changed childhood cancer from an almost incurable disease 50 years ago to a survival rate of almost 80% today.

COG is a network of more than 230 member institutions that treat patients with specific cancer diagnoses exactly the same way according to detailed protocols. Treatment and results data are analyzed, reviewed and shared worldwide. Through our affiliation with COG, Driscoll Children’s Hospital is able to offer our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, including Phase 2-4 therapeutic, non-therapeutic, biology and long-term follow-up studies.