Cancer and Blood Disorders

The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is a partnership between the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and National Childhood Research entities including the National Cancer Institute and the Children’s Oncology Group.

Each year, more than 190 children are diagnosed with cancer in Alabama. The diagnoses include leukemia, lymphoma, brain and spinal cord tumors, solid tumors of muscle and bone, kidney and liver tumors and rare childhood cancers. There are approximately 2,000 patients treated with serious blood disorders, including sickle cell disease and hemophilia that receive care from the center each year.

We are committed to a CURE. Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders physicians are actively working toward the goal of a cure for all children through research and development of innovative therapies.


Mission

The mission of the division is to improve the quality of young lives and cure children with childhood cancer and blood disorders through excellent care, education, and research.


Goals

The Division goals are to serve children and young adults with childhood cancer and blood disorders through the southeastern United States; to give state-of-the-art personalized clinical care to patients; to educate and train the public, families, patients, and healthcare professionals in the care of childhood cancer and blood disorders; and to pursue a clinical translation of basic research focused on childhood cancer and blood disorders. These goals are accomplished with the dedicated efforts of the UAB faculty teamed with an extensive support staff of UAB, Children's of Alabama.


Scheduling an Appointment
A physician's referral is required to schedule a first appointment in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology clinic. Further information may be obtained by calling 205-638-9285.