The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) Research

National leader in diagnosis, treatment and research of pediatric cancer

The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Children's Medical Center is the patient care site for the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Collectively, the program is responsible for the diagnosis and management of children with cancer and disorders involving the blood. As the largest program of its kind in North Texas and across most of the middle United States, the CCBD is involved in clinical, translational and laboratory research and carries out multiple missions related to education and advocacy. 

The center is part of the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in North Texas and provides diagnostic and treatment services to approximately 1,200 new patients each year. In addition to training medical students and residents, since 1983 the fellowship training program at Children’s and UT Southwestern has prepared more than 70 pediatricians to become blood and cancer specialists. Some of the program’s graduates are now national leaders in their respective areas of patient care research.

The efforts of the hematology-oncology physicians are supported on an integral basis by an outstanding staff of clinical and advanced practice nurses, child life associates, psychosocial staff, and research personnel. In addition, collaboration with other medical and surgical specialties helps support activities of the CCBD that keep the program among the very best in the nation.