Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant
Conditions and Treatments

Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant

Conditions and Treatments

Pediatric Surgery

Learn about the surgery process at American Family Children's Hospital

Journey Through the Pediatric Surgical Process



video icon Pediatric Cancer, Treatments and Coping



Family Raises Funds to Give Back, Support Childhood Cancer Research

Comprehensive care within the American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant program means having the ability to readily access the knowledge and skills of many medical and supportive care specialists in the coordinated care of patients with a complex health diagnoses like cancer.

CAR T-cell Therapy for Children with Relapsed or Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

A promising new treatment, known as chimeric antigen receptor or CAR T-cell therapy, is now available at American Family Children’s Hospital for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that either did not respond to standard therapy or has relapsed a second time. Learn more about CAR T-cell therapy

A Team Approach

We believe that excellent comprehensive care ultimately improves outcomes for our patients. In addition to the outstanding care provided by advanced practice nurses and certified pediatric oncology nurses, the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant team are assisted by physicians in numerous pediatric subspecialties, including:

Other supportive care specialties include social work, child life therapists, pediatric palliative carehome schooling, pet therapistshealth psychology, rehabilitative specialists and spiritual care services.

Pediatric Oncology Treatments

The major advances in treatment in childhood cancer have resulted from well-designed clinical trials. Thus the great majority of patients we care for participate in clinical trials. We offer access to cutting-edge treatments through participation in multi-institutional group trials. These include our activities in the: 

In our role as participants in the above clinical groups, members of our team have played leadership roles in the design, implementation and analyses of many national clinical research trials, particularly for the COG

We also offer clinical trials available only at UW in the areas of hematopoietic stem cell transplant and alpha beta T cell depletion to decrease GVHD. We are the only center offering this novel type of haploidentical (often mother or father as donor) bone marrow transplant for relapsed pediatric solid tumors ( neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, Ewing Sarcoma) and offering post-transplant Zoledronate to expand gamma delta T cells that can potentially fight the cancer. Our team has more recently become involved in research relating to cancer survivorship and palliative care issues.
Treatments for Hematologic and Oncologic Diagnoses

Related Services for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Patients

Multidisciplinary Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinics

Multidisciplinary comprehensive clinics are held for the treatment of certain disorders. Oncologists, hematologists, nurse specialists, social workers, physical therapists and geneticists work together with patients, family members and primary care providers to develop a plan for care for children who have specialized needs due to their conditions.

At American Family Children's Hospital, the sub-specialty clinics include: