At UT Southwestern Medical Center all pediatric cancer patients receive the special care and attention they need, supported by the best neuro-psychologists, child life specialists, education specialists, social workers, and physical and occupational therapists in the region.
A combined effort with Children’s Medical Center, our program is one of the 10 largest in the United States and is one of only 20 facilities in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a clinical trial cooperative group approved by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to offer children promising new treatments.
Types of Pediatric Cancer We Treat
The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, formerly known as the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, at Children’s Medical Center is the patient care site for the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UT Southwestern.
Collectively, the program is responsible for the diagnosis and management of pediatric cancer and disorders involving the blood and provides diagnostic and treatment services to about 1,000 new patients each year.
Physicians in the Center offer treatment for:
- Bone marrow failure
- Bleeding and clotting disorders
- Brain tumors
- Sickle cell disease and other anemias
The Comprehensive Orthopedic Oncology Clinic (COONC) sees patients with complex musculoskeletal tumors in a multidisciplinary clinic.
The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program has evaluated and treated more than 1,600 children with newly diagnosed brain tumors since 1985. The Program coordinates the Neurofibromatosis Clinic at Children’s Medical Center, which partners with the Neurofibromatosis Clinic at the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center for life-long services. Tumors of the brain and spine are the most common solid tumors of childhood and adolescence.
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For an appointment at our facility in Dallas or for more information about our pediatric cancer services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.