Video Series: Our Team
Health Topics: Cancer
Jeffrey Dome, M.D., is the division chief of Hematology and Oncology at Children's National.
Christopher Melkonian was six years old when he came down with a low-grade fever and diffuse bone pain. Unsure of what was happening, his parents Darlene and David took him to Children’s National Health System and soon found out that Christopher had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood and bone marrow cancer that affects white blood cells.
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Children’s National has advanced imaging equipment available for diagnosis, staging, treatment, and follow-up for all bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children, adolescents, and young adults. Children’s National sarcoma program is one of the few in the United States where patients can see a pediatric oncologist, orthopaedic oncologist, biologist, and physical therapist in one truly comprehensive visit.
Children with hemophilia lack the ability to stop bleeding because of the low levels, or complete absence, of specific proteins (called “factors”) in their blood that are necessary for clotting.
Children's National has one the largest and most active pediatric sickle cell programs in the country.
The Vascular Anomalies Clinic brings all of the necessary pediatric specialists together -- in one place -- for individual evaluation and treatment of children with vascular anomalies.