Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Our mission is three-fold. Our first, and primary, goal is to
provide excellence in patient care. This means providing
comprehensive, state-of-the-art care, individualized to each
patient and their family. We also strive to deliver this care in
a compassionate, supportive environment that not only allows the
family to deal with an illness and heal from it, but also grow
from it, and realize strength and potential they may not have
known they had.
Our second mission is to advance the knowledge of disease. We
are actively involved in research for better understanding,
management and cures of diseases, both for childhood cancer and
blood disorders. All the attending physicians are members in the
Children’s Oncology Group, which is the national group involved
in searching for a cure for cancer, one child at a time.
Individual faculty hold leadership positions in this group,
which designs cancer treatments for children throughout the
country. Special programs exist for children with leukemia,
brain tumors, lymphomas, solid tumors, hemophilia and sickle
cell disease. In addition, we have a program designed
specifically to provide care and to increase understanding of
the issues that are faced by survivors of childhood cancer
Our third mission is to be sure that this high standard in care
is passed on to the next generation of caregivers. We are in
association with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown
University and are actively involved in the training of medical
students and pediatric residents. We also have our own
fellowship program, one of only 47 in the nation to train
specialists in pediatric hematology/oncology.
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