Pediatric Services

NewYork-Presbyterian

Pediatric Cancer & Blood Disorders (Hematology)

New York's #1 Children's Hospital

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Overview

Pediatric 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 also to return children to lives that are as normal and productive as possible to grow up to be healthy adults. Families come to us from all over the world for our expertise.

What we treat

We have special expertise in the treatment of:

  • Noncancerous blood disorders. Platelet disorders, hemophilia, thrombosis, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, thalassemias, and hemoglobinopathies.
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors. Medulloblastoma, glioblastoma, and ependymoma.
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, with a dedicated Pediatric Cutaneous Lymphoma Program.
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Leukemias. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and rarer subtypes such as juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).
  • Liver tumors, such as hepatoblastoma.
  • Lymphoproliferative disorders (such as Epstein-Barr virus-associated T-cell disorders) in organ transplant patients.
  • Sickle cell disease, offering cellular therapies, medical treatment, and support.
  • Wilms' tumor, a type of kidney cancer in children.

Tests & diagnosis

We use a range of tools to diagnose the cause of your child's symptoms. In every case, we do all we can to ensure your child is comfortable during these procedures, which may include:

  • Imaging tests such as x-rays, CT, and MRI
  • Tissue or bone marrow biopsy
  • Blood tests
  • Genetic testing to look for abnormalities associated with the growth of certain cancers

Our Approach to Care

We provide care at our two renowned medical centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital. Our internationally recognized pediatric hematologist/oncologists, pediatric surgeons, award-winning nurses and nurse practitioners, genetic specialists, pain specialists, psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, art therapists, and others collaborate to customize your child's care, which is delivered in a family-friendly setting. If other medical needs arise – and this is not uncommon during therapy for childhood cancers and blood disorders – our hospital has all of the pediatric specialists onsite to address those needs. We treat the whole child — mind, body, and soul — focusing on wellness and survivorship.

Treatments we offer

Your child's treatment plan includes the most advanced therapies based on the findings of the latest scientific studies.

Precision medicine. We perform genetic analysis of tumor tissue for every pediatric patient with cancer we treat through the Precision in Pediatric Sequencing (PIPseq) program at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley. 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.

Chemotherapy and targeted therapies. We match your child's medical treatment to the biology of his or her cancer. We are also devising novel ways of delivering anticancer medications directly to brain tumors ("convection-enhanced chemotherapy").

CAR T-cell therapy, an immunotherapy for some children with leukemia. Learn more about CAR T-cell therapy.

Cancer surgery. If your child needs surgery, it is performed by experienced pediatric surgeons who understand your child's fears and perform the operation using the least invasive approach possible.

Radiation therapy. We use radiation therapy only when necessary and apply techniques to limit radiation exposure to healthy tissues near the tumor. Our team includes radiation oncologists with advanced training in pediatric care.

Stem cell transplantation. The donation of healthy stem cells from a matched donor is a treatment for sickle cell disease and some blood cancers and disorders.

Investigational therapies. Your child may have access to clinical trials of promising new treatments. NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley is one of only 21 institutions in the country, and the only one in New York, designated by the National Cancer Institute to conduct Phase I pediatric clinical trials — the earliest phase of studies for patients.

Specialized intensive care. Our hospitals have dedicated Pediatric Intensive Care Units featuring staff members with subspecialty training in pediatric critical care medicine.

Why Choose Us

We provide 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 treatments are based on the latest medical research and include access to investigational therapies in clinical trials. We take a multidisciplinary approach to care, featuring a full array of pediatric special¬ists. Call today to find out what we can offer your child.

Locations

Care for pediatric cancer and blood disorders is available at:


NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Manhattan

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital
Manhattan

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital

Awards & Recognition

National recognition


US News Best Children's Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian is nationally ranked in Pediatric Cancer in U.S. News 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital

Pediatric Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Program