Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD)

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD)

Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

As the largest childhood cancer and blood disorders center in North Texas, we treat one in five children in Texas diagnosed with cancer.

The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Health℠ is a world-class pediatric treatment center recognized nationally for exceptional clinical care, leadership in children's cancer research and academic excellence. These strengths have been intentionally cultivated to create a center with the highest commitment to serving both its patients and the mission of the wider pediatric oncology and hematology community. All of our children's cancer and blood disorder specialists are faculty members at UT Southwestern Medical Center and care for more than 1,000 new patients each year. The Pauline Gill Center treats all cancer and blood disorders which includes but is not limited to the conditions listed below. 

Dr. Butler looking through a microscope.

Leaders in research

In addition to providing exceptional clinical care, we strive to eradicate childhood cancer and blood disease through our research. Children’s Health's partnership with UT Southwestern enables patients to access some of the latest treatments and clinical trials available. A number of Gill Center staff members are recognized nationally and internationally as leading experts in their fields based on their clinical acumen and their scholarly and research activities. Learn more about our innovative research programs and clinical trials.

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Connecting the community

The Gill Center is committed to serving its patients the highest level of clinical care as well as helping foster connections with the wider pediatric oncology and hematology community. 

  • Our video series offers useful information to help families navigate a recent cancer diagnosis.
  • The Gill Center organizes a number of summer camps and weekend retreats designed for children with special medical needs. 
  • Our patient programs offer a wide variety of designed specifically to care for the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of children.
We’re leveraging the tremendous scientific potential at UT Southwestern and superb resources at Children’s Health to create research programs that help us better understand and target the underlying genetic abnormalities that lead to cancer.
Stephen Skapek, M.D., Medical Director


Meet the Care Team