Children with cancer see a lot of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. But our patients and their families can count on having one primary physician (a faculty oncologist) and advanced practice nurse to whom they can go to with questions and concerns.
The primary pediatric hematologist/oncologist and advanced practice nurse oversee the child's diagnosis and treatment. Patients receive continuous care through diagnosis, treatment, and off therapy follow up. We have a large number of survivors of childhood cancer dating back more than 30 years.
Each patient receives the expert attention of:
- A faculty pediatric hematologist/oncologist from the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
- A dedicated, advanced practice nurse
- A pediatric oncology social worker
Our nurses and social workers are trained to specifically care for children with cancer. Because they only take care of cancer patients, they are attuned to the specific needs that these children and their families have. All of our clinical nurse specialists are certified by the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses.
In addition, each child has access to:
- A team of child life specialists who provides emotional support and education for children and their families at the bedside, in the clinic, and in our well-equipped and staffed playroom
- A team of pediatric and radiation oncologists, surgical specialists, and other pediatric specialists that can respond to the individual medical needs of each of patient