A doctor preps a patient for a scan

Our dedicated pediatric hematologists and oncologists in the Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital provide care for children with all forms of cancer and blood diseases, including leukemia, malignant tumors and lymphomas, as well as sickle cell disease, hemophilia, coagulation abnormalities and platelet disorders. Our participation in the Children’s Oncology Group — a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group — makes it possible to provide the most current and advanced treatment regimens to children with any form of cancer, common or rare.

Care of our patients and advances in treatment of pediatric cancer and blood diseases require a team approach of medical professionals as well as basic and clinical researchers that can only be found at an academic medical practice such as Yale Cancer Center. Our program, which consolidates pediatric oncology care under the Yale umbrella for all of southern Connecticut, is an internationally recognized research program poised to meet the clinical needs of all our patients as well as to advance the cause of pediatric cancer cures and prevention.