Our efforts to #erasekidcancer
A quick look at Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center
The Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center works every day on medical treatments and research to help make the blood disorders and cancers that affect children and teens, disappear. Here are some of our efforts to #erasekidcancer:
Depend on Cook Children's for treatment few others can offer – like an innovative way to deliver targeted therapy to kids with cancer. MIBG therapy is part of a clinical research trial that delivers targeted radiation directly to cancer cells. MIBG is more than a medicine. This therapy gives hope to children with neuroblastoma. Children receiving this therapy stay in a lead-lined suite connected to a family room, designed to minimize radiation exposure to the family and staff caring for that child. Cook Children's created the first MIBG facility in the Southwest to help bring care closer to home for patient families.
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program
When things get complicated, families depend on Cook Children's. Since 1986, our Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program has performed more than 700 transplants in children with cancer, blood disorders or inherited diseases. That's what makes this program one of the most diverse and experienced pediatric transplant programs in the Southwest. Cook Children's provides life-saving stem cell transplants for a variety of diseases in patients. Outcomes are improved through our multi-disciplinary team approach and continuous quality improvement.
Complex blood disorders and diseases
From routine checkups to innovative blood disorder treatments, everything we do is designed to make kids and their parents feel better. At Cook Children's, we treat children from infancy through young adulthood with a broad range of complex blood disorders and diseases. We understand the many types of blood disorders and diseases that affect kids, as well as the unique requirements for treating conditions in continuously developing bodies. We treat hematology conditions including von Willebrand disease, sickle cell, hemophilia, stroke and thrombosis, bone marrow failure syndrome, anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia.
As a specialty, hematology and oncology was formed because there are so many instances where blood diseases and cancer cross paths. Just like adults, children get cancer, but the cancers children have are very different in many ways than adult cancers. Because of the unique nature of children with cancer, they must be evaluated and treated by pediatric specialists. Our top priority is providing the best care for your child.