The Comprehensive Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders cares for children, teens and young adults, through 21 years of age. Dayton Children's pediatric cancer program partners with the Children's Oncology Group and follows nationally approved protocols for cancer treatment. This allows us to provide the infants, children and teens treated at Dayton Children's with the most current, state-of-the-art cancer treatments available.
A multidisciplinary approach ensures that our team is prepared to meet both the medical and psychological needs of patients and their families. All children are treated regardless of ability to pay.
Dayton Children's cancer program received a full-three year approval from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer after a successful survey in November 2010. This makes Children's one of just 11 approved pediatric programs in the country.
Conditions We Treat
- All blood disorders and malignancies
Services We Offer
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Services
- Provided to children with malignancies and blood disorders by our team of board-certified pediatric hematologists/oncologists.
- Care received primarily in in the inpatient unit, outpatient clinic or the Almost Home (short-stay/observation) unit staffed by nurses with additional training and expertise in pediatric oncology nursing.
- In the outpatient clinic, children are seen for follow-up exams, medication administration and transfusions in a patient-focused environment.
- Procedures requiring conscious sedation and after-hours care are provided by Almost Home.
- The inpatient unit provides special care for the seriously ill patient and those patients receiving prolonged administrations of chemotherapy. All rooms in the inpatient unit are HEPA-filtered to provide a safe environment for children.
West Central Ohio Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
- Uses a multidisciplinary approach to care for sickle cell patients including infants with hemoglobinopathies identified by the state newborn screening program.
- Includes a physician, social worker, nutritionist, geneticist, nurse coordinator and outreach coordinator as part of the team.
- Provides counseling and education to patients with hemoglobinopathies.
West Center Ohio Hemophilia Treatment Center
- A tertiary care facility that uses "comprehensive care" and "case management" models to provide centralized and multidisciplinary care and services for persons with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding/clotting disorders.
- Provides care for children with brain tumors.
- Engages a multidisciplinary team with a neurosurgeon, endocrinologist, oncologist, social worker, neuropsychologist, physical therapist, nurse coordinator and oncologist.
Long-term Follow-up Clinic
- Provides evaluations and supportive care for patients who have received therapy and are considered cured of their disease.
- Uses national guidelines established by the Children's Oncology Group to observe long-term effects of therapy.
- The team consists of a nurse coordinator, endocrinologist, social worker, dietician, geneticist and oncologist.
Stem Cell Transplant Program
- Provides monthly pretransplant evaluation and follow-up for children who have received a stem cell transplant at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center or Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Outreach and Support Services
- Teen Support Group - community activities for teens that offer fun and support
- School outreach and education by nurses and social workers
- Sickle cell and hemophilia family retreats
Meet Our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Team
Meet Our Patients
- Bailey Allen - congenital fibrosarcoma
- Colin Beach - malignant tumor in the retina of his eye
- Donovan Trentham - neuroblastoma
- Michael Dosedel - muscle cancer
- Shayla Ellington - sickle cell anemia
- Chardanai White - sickle cell and von Willebran disesease
Dayton Children's - Main Campus
- Hematology/oncology -- Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Comprehensive sickle cell disease -- Regularly throughout the month
- Comprehensive hemophilia clinic -- Wednesdays, second and fourth
- Neuro-oncology clinic -- Fridays, fourth
- Long-term follow-up clinic -- Mondays, first and third
- Stem cell transplant clinic --Mondays and Wednesdays, second
St. Rita's Urgent Care - Lima
Third Thursday of each month; sickle cell clinic quarterly
Specialty Care Clinic - Warren County
Second Tuesday of each month
Appointments are made by referral only by a physician.
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