Oncology: Programs and Treatments

Description of services:

The oncology service at the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is one of the nation’s premier programs for children with malignant disorders. The center offers a full array of the latest diagnostic capabilities and therapies available for childhood malignancies. Services include:

  • A physician friendly referral system with a faculty (or fellow) physician carrying a referral pager 24 hours a day.
  • Comprehensive diagnostic and treatment programs for newly diagnosed cancer patients and for those who have relapsed.
  • Family-centered approach to childhood cancer, including incorporation of advice of a family council in short- and long-range planning for clinical care delivery.
  • Multidisciplinary care and review of treatment plans and outcomes through interdisciplinary case conferences for:
    • Leukemia
    • Neuro-oncology
    • Bone tumors
    • Other tumors
  • Treatment results that equal or exceed those at the most prestigious pediatric cancer centers in the country.
  • Internationally approved clinical trials for childhood cancer.
  • Leadership in the NIH-sponsored international consortium called the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
  • One of only 20 institutions within the COG approved for experimental new drug trials.
  • Multidisciplinary clinical programs for all oncology patients, including:
    • Orthopaedic oncology program for children with primary bone tumors.
    • Neuro-oncology program for children with brain tumors.
    • Multidisciplinary clinic for children with neurofibromatosis.
    • After the Cancer Experience (ACE) program for children two or more years following completion of therapy to monitor for late effects.
    • Young adult follow-up program for ACE patients beyond 18 years.
    • Cancer genetics clinic for evaluation of and screening for hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes.

Procedures performed or problems diagnosed and treated:

Consultative, diagnostic and treatment services for infants, children and adolescents with cancer, blood disorders and bone marrow failure syndromes. Cancers treated include:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Chronic leukemias
  • Histiocytic disorders
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHL)
  • Hodgkin’s lymphomas
  • Sarcomas (Ewing’s sarcoma, osteogenic sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma)
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Liver tumors
  • Wilms tumor
  • Brain tumors
  • Germ cell tumors (ovaries, testes, etc.)
  • Other rare childhood tumors

Contact Cancer and Blood Disorders

214-456-2382

Contact Cancer and Blood Disorders at Legacy

469-303-4400

Contact the Cancer and Blood Disorders Referral Coordinator

214-456-2978