Pediatric Oncology (Childhood and Young Adult Cancer)
Pediatric Oncology specialists at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders (a program of The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama) diagnose and treat children and young adults with leukemia, lymphoma, and solid tumors of the muscle, bone, kidney, liver, eye and brain, as well as rare childhood cancers. About 150 new cases are diagnosed and treated each year, and about 300 patients are undergoing chemotherapy at any given time. More than 100 physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and psychosocial support specialists dedicate their careers to childhood cancer care.
The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders offers state-of-the-art, personalized clinical care to patients and is one of a select group of certified centers to provide the newest therapies available. The Center’s physicians have leadership roles in the Children’s Oncology Group, which is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. There is an accredited bone marrow transplant program for patients who require this specialized treatment in their cancer care.
Patients have access to a specialized program in neuro-oncology and to physicians with expertise in the treatment of leukemia/lymphoma and solid tumors. These resources ensure that our center provides the most proven and effective cancer therapies to all patients in Alabama and throughout the Southeast.