OverviewBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Highly skilled experts from Mayo Clinic's Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in Minnesota work as part of a multispecialty team to provide customized care for children and adolescents who have blood disorders or cancer.
Why choose Mayo Clinic for pediatric hematology and oncology
- Team approach with one-stop care. All the outpatient medical services your child needs, such as testing and assessments by different pediatric specialists, are available "under one roof" at Mayo Clinic. This teamwork approach plus efficient scheduling means accurate, rapid assessment, timely start of treatment and excellent follow-up care.
- Comprehensive Hemophilia Center. If your child has hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, thrombosis (abnormal clot formation) or another blood disorder, Mayo Clinic's Comprehensive Hemophilia Center provides expert, customized care, including prevention of complications. Pediatric hematologists lead a team that may include doctors in orthopedics, family medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation and other areas, along with pediatric hemophilia nurses.
- NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center and treats all types of childhood cancer. Board-certified pediatric cancer specialists lead a team that may include doctors in orthopedics, neurology, surgery, radiation and other pediatric specialties, along with pediatric oncology nurses. Mayo also participates in the Children's Oncology Group, made up of leading cancer experts from around the world.
- Multidisciplinary sarcoma program. Mayo's multidisciplinary sarcoma program includes experts from pediatric oncology, orthopedic oncology, pediatric surgery and other surgical subspecialties, radiation oncology, and pathology. Experienced in complex cases of sarcoma, this team of experts works together from the time of initial consultation to determine the best course of care for your child.
- Neuro-oncology clinic. Children with brain tumors benefit from the expertise of a team led by a pediatric neurologist specializing in brain tumors (neuro-oncologist), pediatric oncologist and often a radiation oncologist and pediatric neurosurgeon, among others. Pediatric expertise and experience matters — it can be a major factor affecting surgical outcomes.
- Bone marrow transplant program. Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most successful bone marrow transplant programs in the U.S., serving children and adults. If your child needs a bone marrow transplant, an experienced team of pediatric experts from several specialties will develop a customized treatment plan and provide follow-up care.