The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of hematological disorders and malignancies in children and adolescents. Using a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care, the division's physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff maintains comprehensive clinics in hemophilia and bleeding disorders, oncology, sickle cell disease, general hematology, brain tumors, and long-term follow-up. Outpatient care is provided in the new and expanded pediatric hematology-oncology clinic located on the first floor North Carolina Cancer Hospital, which opened in the fall of 2009, while inpatient treatment and care will remains next door at North Carolina Children's Hospital.
The pediatric oncology program is part of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, a consortium of leading pediatric institutions in the U.S. and abroad, giving patients access to the most current therapeutic approaches and investigational drugs. The division operates numerous daily clinics for diagnosing and treating childhood cancer in the pediatric hematology-oncology outpatient clinic, located in the new N.C. Cancer Hospital. The division also serves patients at an AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) clinic in Wilmington and at the N.C. Children's Specialty Clinic in Raleigh.
The division is one of the regional comprehensive diagnostic and treatment centers for hemophilia and actively participates as one of the ten national sickle cell centers. Clinical trials give the division's patients access to new blood clotting factor therapies and treatment approaches.
The division's clinical programs are complemented by a variety of peripheral programs that address patient and families' special needs and concerns, including support groups, art therapy, camps, and special programs sponsored by our undergraduate student population. Learn more about the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and its clinical programs and services by visiting the division's Web site.
The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology oversees several specialty clinics/programs for children including:
Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
The division's Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program provides specialty care for patient with relapsed and refractory cancers, bone marrow failure syndromes, immunodeficiency syndromes, and sickle cell disease. The program supports both autologous (i.e., infusing patient's own blood stem cells) and allogeneic (i.e., infusing donor blood stem cells) transplants. The division's physicians have expertise in matched sibling donor, unrelated donor, and unrelated umbilical cord blood transplants.
Pediatric Sickle Cell Program
The division's Pediatric Sickle Cell Program is one of ten national sickle cell centers and offers preventive, tertiary, and primary care as well as psychosocial assessment and treatment. The division's physicians see affected children at three locations: N.C. Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill; the N.C. Children's Specialty Clinic in Raleigh; and at an AHEC outreach clinic in Wilmington.
PHONE (general information): (919) 966-1178
PHONE (appointments): (919) 966-2931
FAX: (919) 966-7629