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Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Treatments

Pediatric oncologists and hematologists use the latest advances in pediatric oncology and hematology treatments to care for young patients with a variety of challenging cancer and blood disorders, ranging from leukemia, lymphomas and tumors to sickle-cell, bone marrow failure and bleeding disorders.

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell (Bone Marrow) Transplant at Cohen Children’s Medical Centers specializes in the diagnosis of all forms of childhood cancer and blood disorders, followed with appropriate pediatric oncology and hematology treatments.

We are dedicated to the mission of excellent patient care, research and training. Our close collaboration with other pediatric specialists, psychologists, social workers, child life specialists and dedicated pediatric support services ensures the highest quality of care.

Our staff of pediatric oncologists and hematologists utilize in-house treatment and research programs as well as national collaborative group studies such as those of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and others. We are an HHS-funded Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center and an NIH funded Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program. These efforts combine state-of-the-art pediatric oncology and hematology treatments with advanced research protocols to ensure superb patient care and clinical research.

Pediatric Hematology (Blood Disorders):

Our highly skilled pediatric hematologists have extensive experience with the most advanced pediatric oncology and hematology treatments for these blood disorders:

Sickle Cell. Our Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program provides individualized, preventive medical and psychological care to children with sickle cell disease from birth to 21 years of age.
Thalassemia. Our Thalassemia Center provides comprehensive care for children with thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin.
Bone Marrow Failure. We provide state-of-the-art blood and marrow stem cell therapies to our current patients.
Histiocytic Disorders. Cohen Children's Medical Center has a long-standing interest in treating histiocytosis, a rare blood disease caused by an excess of white blood cells called histiocytes.
Hemolytic Anemia. Our pediatric hematologists have special expertise in the common and uncommon hemolytic anemias of childhood, a condition in which red blood cells do not live their usual 120-day lifespan.
Bleeding Disorders and Thrombosis. Our Hemophilia Treatment Center is the federally designated, regional, hemophilia program for Long Island.

Oncology:

Our highly skilled pediatric oncologists have extensive experience with the most advanced pediatric oncology and hematology treatments for a variety of childhood cancers:

  • Leukemia. The Cancer Center at Cohen Children’s Medical Center treats newly diagnosed and relapsed forms of leukemia which is cancer of the blood cells.
     
    • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
    • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
    • Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
       
  • Lymphomas are cancers involving cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes.
     
    • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas
    • Hodgkin’s lymphomas
       
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
     
  • Embryonal Tumors are masses of rapidly growing cells that are believed to begin in embryonic (fetal) tissue. Our pediatric oncologists treat the following types of embryonal tumors
     
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Wilms tumor
    • Hepatoblastoma
       
  • Sarcomas and Bone Tumors
     
  • Soft Tissue Tumors
     
  • Rare Tumors. Our Rare Tumor Program provides state-of-the-art clinical care for children with cancer.
     
  • Stem Cell (Bone Marrow) Transplantation

Providing some of the most advanced pediatric oncology and hematology treatments, our fully accredited Stem Cell Transplant Program performs stem cell transplants using bone marrow, peripheral blood or umbilical cord blood as the stem cell source. We have become one of the most active pediatric-exclusive stem cell transplant programs in the country, with outcomes comparable to the best in the world.

Make an Appointment with our Children's Cancer and Blood Disorder Center:
Cohen Children’s Medical Center makes it easy for you to take the first steps in ensuring your child receives world-class cancer and blood disorder care and cutting-edge pediatric oncology and hematology treatment. Simply click the request an appointment button and set up an appointment with our caring and dedicated health professionals, or call 718-470-3470.

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