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Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

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Supporting Your Family

We offer a range of special services and programs designed to help your family cope and focus on the needs of your child.

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The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's National Hospital is comprised of the Divisions of Allergy and Immunology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Hematology, Oncology, Pathology/Lab Medicine and Rheumatology. These divisions are grouped together because they share the common theme of advancing therapy for cancer, blood and immune-related diseases, which overlap in their biology and treatments. The collaboration between these world-class divisions serves to enhance your child's care as well as clinical research.

Each program is home to some of the world's top experts and leaders in their specialties. Our teams work together to develop personalized your child's treatment plans that draw from the most innovative procedures and therapies available today. From diagnosis to treatment to follow-up care, we’re with your child, your family and you every step of the way.

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Choosing the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Cancer, blood and immune-related disorders are conditions that involve the entire family. We offer services, amenities and resources to ease some of the stress that comes with having a sick child.

  • Family-centered care: We value and appreciate your input in important care decisions. To help you do this, our teams include nurses and social workers who specialize in helping families understand their child’s condition and treatment options. Our physicians also spend a lot of one-on-one time talking with you about your child’s condition and care.
  • Child-friendly environment: From a rainforest-themed waiting room to big screen TVs in our infusion stations, we’ve created a “dream clinic” to make every aspect of this experience as child-friendly as possible.
  • Resources and support: Your child’s illness can be difficult on the whole family. From spiritual support to practical needs, such as housing for families who come to us from out of town, we offer help, encouragement, and hope. Learn more about resources for families.
  • Innovative treatment options: We offer many unique treatment options for cancer, blood and immune-related disorders, including proton therapy and KYMRIAH® therapy. Through our collaborative Radiation Oncology Program, our patients can receive the most advanced proton therapy available in the region at the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Proton therapy precisely treats cancer near our pediatric patients’ most delicate organs and offers a new treatment approach for recurrent cancers. KYMRIAH® therapy, dependent upon your child’s treatment history and overall health, can help if previous treatment methods were unable to keep your child’s acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in remission.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, please call us at 202-476-2140.

Paul's Story

Sickle Cell Disease

Paul Williams graduating

Almost 18 years ago, Audrey and Paul Sr. were living in Maryland awaiting their son’s arrival into the world. In preparation, they did all the research that expecting parents do, including looking for the best pediatrician and comparing car seats. In addition to this routine research, they also looked for the best sickle cell disease programs within the area. Since both of his parents had sickle cell trait, there was a one in four chance that their son would have sickle cell disease.

Paul's Story

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Team