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Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center

If we had one wish, it would be to ERASE any kind of illness so no child or family would have to experience pain or disease. That is why at Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center, we are working every day to bring more innovative research, ground-breaking medical treatments and trail-blazing clinical trials to children with cancer and blood disorders – so that one day – our wish to erase kid cancer and blood disorders will come true.

Advanced Treatment Programs

Dr. Eames with patient

Program overview:
Cook Children's is one of the more experienced pediatric transplant programs in the Southwest, providing children with bone marrow and stem cell transplants since 1986. We have been a National Marrow Donor Program transplant center for nearly three decades.

Research:
As a collaborator with leading research facilities and consortiums, Cook Children's is at the forefront of care for patients in need of bone marrow and stem cell transplant.

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Dr. Granger with patient

Program overview:
Cook Children's was the first medical center in the Southwest to build an MIBG Center and bring a new era of treatment to neuroblastoma patients, closer to home. Since 2013, we have completed 80 MIBG infusions, making us one of the leading MIBG Centers in the country.

Research:
Cook Children's now provides MIBG therapy as a new option in upfront neuroblastoma therapy. Participating in more targeted therapies like these will help deliver more hope to patients and their families.

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Dr. Murray and patient

Program overview:
Cook Children's is one of the largest pediatric neuro-oncology programs in the Southwest, combining the expertise of oncology and neurosciences to provide children with central nervous system tumors access to the most experienced team, latest technology and evidence-based medicine.

Advanced therapy and research:
Our distinguished neuro-oncology team is highly regarded for their active role in national and international clinical research trials and relentless pursuit of seeking cures.

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Dr. Vallance with patient

Program overview:
Whether it's treating non-malignant conditions or complex tumors related to genetic conditions acquired at birth, Cook Children's oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, interventional radiologists and psychosocial support staff have extensive experience with all tumor types.

Advanced therapy and research:
Genetic predisposition accounts for about 10% of pediatric cancers, so Cook Children's offers a Genetic Oncology Clinic to provide genetic testing for early detection, intervention and genetic counseling.

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smiling boy

Program overview:
Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center provides advanced clinical care to all patients, thanks to access to the most current national trials and evidence-based, supportive and experimental therapies. As a key collaborator with the nation's leading pediatric research organizations, our team is on a dedicated pursuit for a cure. And we won't stop until we find a way to make childhood simple and cancer-free, now and in the future.

Research:
Cook Children's is honored to be one of only five pediatric cancer treatment centers to participate in Total XVII, a clinical research trial for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and lymphoblastic lymphoma.

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Stroke team looking at data

Program overview:
Cook Children's is one of only 16 pediatric Stroke and Thrombosis Centers in the U.S. Strokes can happen to people of all ages, even to babies in the womb. Our center offers advanced treatments and research giving children the best outcomes when stroke occurs.

Research:
Cook Children's is a member of the International Pediatric Stroke Society, a network of children's hospitals leading the way for therapy and research in pediatric stroke patients. Our program is dedicated to provide the most up-to-date management and pediatric acute rehabilitation.

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smiling boy

Program overview:
More than 300 patients from Texas and surrounding states are treated at Cook Children's annually.

Research:
One of the greatest advances in the management of sickle cell disease is stem cell transplantation. Our recognized team of researchers works with leading organizations across the U.S. and around the globe to find solutions to treating, preventing and curing the disease. As a research facility, we also have a number of clinical trials available and we are able to match our patients to trials at other facilities.

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