Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program treats and cures children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases through participation in both national and locally designed treatment protocols.


Our program has active inpatient and outpatient services. In addition to on-site clinical activities, program members see patients in outreach settings through AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) clinics in Wilmington and Raleigh. In Chapel Hill, multidisciplinary clinics are dedicated to patients with hemophilia (through the Comprehensive Hemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Center), sickle cell disease, brain tumors, late effects of anticancer therapy, as well as general hematology/oncology.

Our clinics are staffed with social workers, psychologists, schoolteachers and other pediatric sub-specialists in addition to the major oncology specialties (chemotherapists; radiation oncologists; general-, orthopedic-, and neuro-surgeons; nurses). A combined adult-pediatric FACT certified bone marrow transplantation program offers autologous and allogeneic transplants. We perform matched unrelated donors, matched related donors, and umbilical cord transplants for malignant and nonmalignant diseases.

Our multidisciplinary team treats the full range of childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas, and solid tumors.

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