Conditions and Treatments
Learn about the surgery process at American Family Children's Hospital
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:
- Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- Infectious Diseases
- Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
- Eye Care (Ophthalmology)
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology) and Audiology
- Surgery, including Orthopedics, Plastic and Reconstructive and Urology
- Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis
- Neurosurgery and Neurology
- Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
- Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Other supportive care specialties include social work, child life therapists, pediatric palliative care, home schooling, pet therapists, health 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:
- Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
- New Agents for Neuroblastoma Treatment consortium (NANT)
- Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC)
- Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC)
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.
- Radiation Therapy
- Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (Bone marrow, Peripheral, Stem Cell, Cord Blood)
- I-131 MIBG (Metaiodobenzylguadine)
- Transfusions of blood products, including exchange transfusion, erythrocytapheresis and apheresis
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: