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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

The Pediatric Hematology Oncology Program provides cutting edge diagnostic services and treatment options for children with all types of cancers and hematologic disorders. Our comprehensive team includes pediatric hematology oncology physicians, a pediatric nurse practitioner, certified pediatric oncology nurses, social workers and child life specialists. Together, they offer children and their families innovative treatment plans recommended by the Children’s Oncology Group – a National Cancer Institute-supported group devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research.

We also collaborate with Riley Children’s Hospital and other pediatric centers across the United States. Our nine private infusion rooms offer a comfortable space for families. We offer a wide variety of outpatient services including chemotherapy administration, blood product transfusions, medical infusions and therapies.

Our clinic is located within our Beacon Children’s Hospital, giving families the opportunity to receive state of the art care close to home. We also work closely with Ronald McDonald House Charities to provide additional services for our families.

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Frequent trips to Indianapolis were routine for Michiana children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. But today, the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Program at Beacon Children’s Hospital provides many of the same essential services close to home.

  • Chemotherapy: Patients receive chemotherapy both in the outpatient department and on the inpatient pediatric floor. Treatments are given by chemotherapy-certified nursing personnel and are overseen by a board-certified pediatric oncologist. Many patients receive treatments as part of clinical trials of the Children’s Oncology Group or other clinical research groups.
  • Sickle Cell Therapy: Ongoing monitoring of children and adolescents with all forms of sickle cell disease, thalassemia and other hemoglobinopathies, as well as management of acute complications.
  • Blood Transfusions: Transfusions of packed erythrocytes, platelets and other blood products as needed for cancer patients and those with transfusion-dependent anemias.
  • Specialized Hematology Testing: Evaluation and management of patients with anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and other hematologic disorders.
  • Teaching and School Outreach: Providing education for patients, families, nursing students, medical students and residents, other health care providers and other interested groups.
  • Family Activities
  • Radiation Therapy: Provided by radiation oncologists at the Memorial Regional Cancer Center. Some patients may travel to Indiana University in Indianapolis or Bloomington for special radiation oncology needs.
  • Hemophilia Management:Working in conjunction with the Indiana Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center (IHTC), children and adolescents with all types of bleeding disorders and thrombophilia are evaluated and treated. Members of the IHTC conduct periodic specialized, multidisciplinary outreach clinics.
  • Nutritional Counseling:Nutritional complications are common in children with cancer or severe blood disorders. Nutritional surveillance and support are provided as part of routine care, in consultation with nutritional support staff.
  • Pediatric oncology support group
  • Bereavement Services
  • Referral for Pediatric Sub Specialties (PDF)

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