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Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

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.

Review our 2014 article on radiation safety.

 
 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

We know it's about more than medical expertise and advanced technology. It's about working together to tackle even the most complex condition.

Cook Children's provides state-of-the-art clinical care to all of our patients, thanks to access to the most current national trials and evidence-based, supportive and experimental therapies. As a key collaborator with the nation's leading pediatric research organizations, our team is on a dedicated pursuit for a cure. And we won't stop until we find a way to make childhood simple and cancer-free for all kids, now and in the future.

 
 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

Cook Children's Neuro-Oncology Program combines the professional services of both oncology and neurosciences to give all children and adolescents with central nervous system tumors access to an experienced team of caregivers. This team uses the most modern technology and clinical trial-based, evidentiary medicine to improve patients' health. While our extraordinary doctors, nurses and amazing technology deliver groundbreaking treatments, we never forget that it all comes down to the one diagnosis, the one procedure, the one child that matters most: yours.

 
 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

Teens diagnosed with cancer have unique needs. Cook Children's Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) program ensures that we are providing these patients with their own age-appropriate "home."

Navigating the teen and early adult years can be challenging; add cancer to the mix and suddenly the road feels long and lonely. AYA patients face these obstacles every day. We are constantly in awe of the amazing dignity, grace and humor they bring to their journeys; much of which is spent right here at Cook Children's Medical Center.

 

 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

When things get complicated, families depend on Cook Children's. Since 1986, our Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program has performed more than 900 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.

 
 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

Our network of extraordinary people includes pediatricians, specialists and nurses – brilliant minds and big talents who devote their lives to helping children get and stay healthy.

In 2015: Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology program piloted a parent liaison program where trained parent volunteers rounded on inpatient families to provide encouragement and connect them with available resources.

 

COOK CHILDREN'S BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM

Cook Children's Bereavement Program's goal is to provide and maintain a therapeutic relationship for patients and families during every phase of their disease and help them cope throughout the end of life, death and grieving period. Our physicians, nurses and other staff, such as social workers and chaplains, continue to care for families even after a child loses his or her life.

 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

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.

 
 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

People rarely think of children as being at risk for stroke. But strokes can happen to people of all ages. For children, especially, strokes are oftentimes related to bleeding and clotting disorders. The stroke and thrombosis team at Cook Children's has an outstanding track record in helping patients to recover and to regain as much of their mental and motor skills as possible. This team has extensive knowledge of the types of disorders and issues that can cause stroke.

Cook Children's Life After Cancer Program (LACP) is a comprehensive cancer survivor program dedicated to address the many late effects which children, adolescents and young adults may experience as a result of cancer treatment. The focus is to ensure that cancer survivors experience appropriate monitoring and follow-up, relevant to their original diagnosis and therapy. The ultimate goal is to help these patients become independent young adults, able to advocate for their own health care. The program makes referrals for survivorship follow-up to several specialties, including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Neuropsychology, Neurology, Surgery, Immunology and Psychiatry.

 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center team honored our patient families, as well as those who care for them, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – September 2015. Though childhood cancer has a high survival rate, it receives less funding for research in comparison to adult cancers. During the month, we engaged the community in several fundraising initiatives including a virtual race to raise awareness about what Cook Children's is doing to help erasekidcancer through research. Once again, the community came together with generous gifts and social media engagement to show support of the amazing work doctors, nurses, researchers and staff members do to help patient families every day.

 

 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

As an active research facility, Cook Children's is at the forefront of treatments for kids from prenatal through early adulthood. This lets us work closely with each patient and their families to look at the options and advanced care – from genetics to stem cell transplants to targeted therapies – that otherwise might not be available to them.

As a key collaborator with the nation's leading pediatric research organizations, our team offers the best available treatments and contributes to the search for a cure.

We have also collaborated with several recognized research institutions including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, Texas Children's Hospital and other high-performing academic institutions.

Not every cancer or blood disorder requires treatment through a current clinical trial. In fact, there are now many cases that we can treat and even cure with broad scope solutions, but those available treatments exist because of ongoing research. For the children who are diagnosed with cancers and blood disorders that are rare or challenging, research often provides the best chance of recovery. That's why we are involved in research and a continued pursuit of a cure for each and every child. And we won't stop until we find a way to make childhood carefree and cancer-free for all kids, now and in the future.

 

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

 

Cook Children's Medical Center is ranked in the top 1 percent of the nation's hospitals, receiving Magnet® designation for three consecutive terms, in nursing quality and excellence. It has a distinguished international reputation for providing extraordinary care and achieving positive outcomes for Hematology and Oncology patients. Our nurses are at the heart of everything we do, providing the very best care to our patients day in and day out.

We are proud to celebrate the many achievements of our nurses and share their poster and podium presentations and publications.

Dog Therapy

Apheresis

Nutrition Screening

MIBG Hot Nurses

"T"ing It Up

 

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