Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
The 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 major program of its kind in North Texas and one of the 10 largest in the United States, the CCBD provides care to hundreds of patients with uncommon and complex disorders. We also offer outreach that includes educational and consultative resources for primary and referring physicians in the region.
For 2011 Children's Oncology program is ranked No. 14 in the United States by US News & World Report.
The CCBD provides diagnostic and treatment services to approximately 1,000 new patients each year with a wide variety of malignancies and benign hematologic conditions. The program and its 26 hematology-oncology specialists who serve on the program's medical staff and as faculty members at UT Southwestern are acclaimed for their research accomplishments and educational programs in childhood leukemia, brain tumors, sickle cell disease and other anemias, bone marrow failure and bleeding and clotting disorders. In addition to training medical students and residents, since 1985 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 training program's graduates are 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.