As the pediatric hematologists/oncologists at the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital and the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, we provide comprehensive care for children with cancer and blood diseases. Among the many diseases we treat are leukemias, brain tumors, lymphomas and solid tumors. We also diagnose and treat anemias, bone marrow failure syndromes, bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell disease, and other blood disorders.
In addition to our clinical expertise, we strive to provide the support and services to help you and your child feel more comfortable and at ease during the course of an illness. We emphasize individualized care, open communication and understanding of the many facets of illness.
Our multidisciplinary staff includes board-certified pediatric hematologists/oncologists, certified pediatric oncology nurses, a case manager/clinical nurse specialist, pharmacists and a pediatric clinical social worker. We work closely with our colleagues in pediatric surgery, neurosurgery and radiation oncology to address all elements of complex diseases.
We also offer the following programs:
- Return to School: Our social worker and nurse will visit your child's teachers to discuss any educational issues that might arise during treatment.
- Child Life: We have an active Child Life program that encourages a variety of age-appropriate activities to foster healthy adaptive skills.
- Special Friends: This unique American Cancer Society program pairs our medical students with children who have cancer in supportive Big Brother/Big Sister-type arrangements.
Loyola is committed to remaining at the forefront of research in the areas of pediatric hematology and oncology. Through our membership in the Children's Oncology Group, we participate in clinical trials and studies for pediatric conditions such as:
- Brain tumors
- Wilms' tumor
- Rhabdomyosarcoma and other soft-tissue sarcomas
- Bone malignancies