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Pediatrics specialties

Hematology and oncology

Mary-CU The mission of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology is to serve the commonwealth of Virginia as a nationally recognized entity of clinical, educational and research excellence. The division is dedicated to improving the quality of childrens' lives through prevention, control and cure of cancer and blood disorders.

The Division of Hematology and Oncology has made, and continues to make, great strides in the battle against cancer. We strive to treat the whole child – not just the illness – by providing comprehensive and compassionate medical and psychosocial care for the patient and their family. 

Typical hematology/oncology patients range from infants to adolescents, and the division strives to make sure they receive state-of-the-art care from a dedicated interdisciplinary team of professionals in the inpatient setting, Association for the Support of Children with Cancer pediatric hematology-oncology outpatient clinic, and the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

The team cares for children with:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Brain tumors
  • Hematological disorders
  • Hemophilia
  • ITP
  • Leukemias
  • Lymphomas
  • Sarcomas
  • Severe anemias
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • TTP

Specialty programs include:

  • Blood and marrow transplant
  • Coagulopathy (clotting problems)
  • Comprehensive brain tumor clinic
  • Comprehensive sickle cell program
  • Hemophilia and bleeding disorders clinic
  • Long-term cancer survivor clinic
  • Neuro-oncology (brain and spine tumors)
  • Pediatric oncology clinic

Support services include:

  • Child life
  • Hospital education
  • Pastoral care
  • Psychology services
  • Social work