Pediatric Hematology and Cancer Care

The Pediatric Cancer Program at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center is a comprehensive children’s hematology/oncology program that, as a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, offers access to clinical trials for pediatric cancer treatment. Our small size ensures a concierge level of personalized care that larger institutions simply can’t match. We provide both inpatient and outpatient diagnostic evaluations, chemotherapy treatment, and when needed, prompt referrals for second opinions or advanced care and protocols. We also provide care tailored to adolescents and long-term survivorship programs. We focus on providing most advanced medical care combined with the best emotional support for your child and your family. Our goals is to care for your children as our own.

Our services include:

  • Coordinated care for all childhood cancers
  • Access to state-of-the-art hematology and cancer research and clinical trials (link to school page)
  • Long-term follow-up for survivors of childhood cancer
  • Diagnosis and treatment for all pediatric blood disorders and malignancies

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists include:

Types of Cancers We Treat

We treat a wide range of cancers in infants, children, adolescents and young adults, including:

  • Aplastic anemia/myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Brain tumors
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Histiocytosis
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other pediatric lymphomas
  • Leukemia – all types including B-cell, T-cell, pre-B ALL and AML
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Osteosarcoma (bone tumors)
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma and rare types of pediatric sarcomas
  • Wilms tumor
  • Other rare tumors of childhood

 

Types of Blood (Hematology) Disorders We Treat

Our pediatric hematology team provides evaluation and treatment for all pediatric blood disorders, including:

 

Specialized Clinics We Offer

Hemophilia Clinic

Our hemophilia clinic is part of the New England Hemophilia Center, which belongs to the federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) network. (HTCs are specialized health care centers that bring together a team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals experienced in treating people with hemophilia.)


Sickle Cell Disease Clinic

Our Pediatric Sickle Cell Clinic serves children, adolescents and young adults with Sickle Cell Disease and all its variants from birth through young adulthood. Our team includes pediatric hematology/oncology attending physicians, two pediatric nurse practitioners, a social worker and administrative support staff. We’re equipped to diagnose and treat the complications associated with this life-long illness and we strive to preserve the health and well-being of our patients with Sickle Cell Hemoglobinopathies. Our hematology/oncology specialists provide care 24 hours a day with patients routinely being seen in the outpatient setting at least twice a year, and in the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department for emergent visits. Our clinic is a member of the New England Pediatric Sickle Cell Consortium, an organization dedicated to bringing up to date information to all of the Sickle Cell Centers in New England and beyond.  


Survivors’ Clinic

At our Survivors’ Clinic, caregivers help identify health issues related to cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiation exposures. The group sees childhood cancer survivors of all ages, including adults. Our aim is to diagnose early treatable issues, such as endocrine, reproductive health, neuropsychiatric and bone health, and then start screening patients for more serious issues. During visits, the team screens for problems and ensures that cancer survivors are getting the follow-up care they need. Examinations, testing as needed, and patient and family education are key components.

 

Appointments

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Telephone: 508-856-4225