Cancer and Blood Disorders (Hematology)

Advanced Care for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children of All Ages

U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals - Cancer When your child is diagnosed with cancer or a serious blood disorder, it affects your whole family. Pediatric hematology/oncology specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian combine expertise with compassion when caring for every patient — and his or her family — who walks through our doors. We have special expertise in the treatment of children and adolescents whose disease has relapsed despite prior therapies. Our goal is not only to provide effective treatment, but to return children to lives that are as normal and productive as possible, so they can grow up to be healthy adults. Families come to us from all over the world for our expertise.

  • Comprehensive Care: We provide care for children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders at two renowned academic medical centers: NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork- Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health. Children receive exceptional care for cancer and a wide range of congenital and acquired blood disorders, including sickle cell disease, hemophilia, platelet disorders, and hemoglobinopathies — especially the thalassemias, for which we are internationally recognized. Our focus on a multidisciplinary approach to care and access to a full array of pediatric special­ists enables us to treat even the sickest patients.
  • A Team of Experts: Our team of pediatric hematologists/oncologists, pediatric surgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners, genetic specialists, pain specialists, psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, and others collaborates to customize a regimen of care for your child, tailored specifically to his or her disease and delivered in a family-friendly setting. Moreover, if other medical needs arise – and this is not uncommon during long-term therapy for childhood cancers and blood disorders – our hospital has all of the pediatric specialists and subspecialists on-site to address those needs.
  • Precision Medicine through PIPseq: We perform genetic analysis of tumor tissue for every pediatric patient with cancer whom we treat through the Precision in Pediatric Sequencing (PIPseq) program at NYP/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Using PIPseq, we can study the molecules driving the growth of your child's cancer, giving us the information we need to find the best treatment.
  • A Focus on Wellness: The Center for Comprehensive Wellness at NYP/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital provides comprehensive supportive care services for your child, you, and other family members — from the time of diagnosis and throughout the spectrum of care for cancer, blood disorders, and stem cell transplantation. Our center was the first pediatric oncology program in the United States to integrate complementary medicine into the treatment plan of every patient.
  • Clinical Trials of Innovative Therapies: Your child may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial of a novel and potentially better approach to therapy. We were one of the first members of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), a consortium of pediatric cancer centers whose research has led to dramatic improvements in survival rates for children with cancer. Today many of our physicians are not just involved in the COG, but are initiators and leaders of other national clinical trials. NYP/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is also one of only 21 institutions in the country, and the only one in New York, designated by the National Cancer Institute through the COG to conduct Phase I pediatric clinical trials — the earliest phase of studies for patients.
  • Pediatric Intensive Care, Onsite: Should your child require critical care, our hospitals have dedicated Pediatric Intensive Care Units, featuring staff members with subspecialty training in pediatric critical care medicine and a family-friendly environment.
  • Meeting Your Other Needs: We are sensitive to the enormous emotional, financial, and social pressures that accompany treatment for cancer or other serious blood, genetic, or immune disorders. Psychosocial support, financial guidance, social workers, and other providers are available to help you and your family. Teachers help your child stay current with schoolwork.
  • Enhancing Access: We meet the needs of a diverse group of patients and families and work hard to promote access for residents of medically underserved communities. We treat patients from all backgrounds, regardless of their insurance type and financial situation. Multilingual translators are provided to help families understand their care and to explain consent procedures to participants in clinical trials. Our specialists also contribute their expertise to healthcare providers in other countries.
  • Convenient Locations: In addition to our centers in Manhattan, we provide outpatient hematology services at convenient off-site locations in the Bronx, Westchester County, and New Jersey.

Contact

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation

212-305-5808

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