Pediatric Cancer & Blood Disorders

Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders

Pediatric hematology and oncology specialists at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute offer young patients the latest advancements in childhood cancer and blood disorder care, with outcomes that rank among the best in the nation.

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Why Choose Us

At Angie’s Institute, our team is passionate about caring for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders. With comprehensive services to support each patient, we are able to manage even the most rare and complex cases. Through our program, patients have access to the latest advancements in care, including lifesaving clinical trials. Patients can also be confident in our expertise as proven through our exceptional patient outcomes.

Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute: The Passion Behind Our Name

Collaborative, Integrated Cancer Care

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As a fully integrated childhood cancer program with both University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, we provide a continuum of care that is unmatched in the area. Our pediatric hematology and oncology specialists work with clinical experts across every clinical specialty, with Child Life specialists and a full network of cancer support staff. We take care of your cancer, but more importantly, we take care of you – every step of the way.

Multidisciplinary Team

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Our pediatric hematology and oncology team works together with the full range of pediatric and adult specialists for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care. Our team is comprised of experienced, nationally recognized physicians who are leaders in their fields, as well as compassionate support staff. This includes a support specialist to guide every patient and family on their care journey and a clinical psychologist who is a survivor of young adult cancer herself. This multidisciplinary approach is specifically designed to provide a new and better care experience for childhood cancer patients of all ages – from tiny newborns to young adults.

Family-Centered and Community-Based Care

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UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital was designed with patient and family input. Patients who receive cancer treatment at the main campus have access to a comfortable, age-appropriate and family-centered environment. Each patient room includes sleeping couches to accommodate family members. In close proximity to the child’s room, parents and family members can access refreshment stations, bathrooms, community rooms and other amenities, including a rooftop healing garden.

To connect our patients with others who understand what they’re going through, we facilitate a robust program of group clinics and cancer support programs. Young children with cancer can participate in Iris S. & Bert L. Wolstein's HOPE – Healthy Outcomes, Positive Energy sports programs, while teens and young adults have access to meet-ups online or in nonclinical locations. This peer-to-peer support can be a powerful healing element in our patients’ journey through a cancer or blood disorder diagnosis. Families also have the opportunity to meet other parents during group clinics for both cancer and blood disorders.

A Lifetime of Care and Supportive Services

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Many children who have undergone cancer treatment may experience challenges for years, or even decades, following treatment. At Angie’s Institute, we offer each patient cancer care that extends into young adulthood and beyond. We will be there as a child grows to assist with any concerns that may come up as a result of his or her cancer or cancer treatment. Many children diagnosed with a blood disorder also face challenges well into adulthood. Our cancer and blood disorder patients have access to survivorship programming, services and clinical support for a full lifetime of expert, continuity of care.

Childhood Cancer

Comprehensive pediatric cancer care for babies and children.

Teen & Young Adult Cancer

Specialized care for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer, focusing on patients ages 15-30.

Blood Disorders

Treating non-malignant blood disorders, such as sickle cell disease, hemophilia and aplastic anemia.

Cancers and Blood Disorders We Treat

One of the leading childhood cancer care programs in the country, we have expertise in treating all forms of cancer through our specialized centers. Cancers we treat include brain tumors, solid tumors, leukemia and lymphoma. Our blood disorder specialists are national leaders in treating children with sickle cell disease and hemophilia and improving the quality of life for our young patients. We have leaders in cellular therapies and other advanced therapies to treat young people with a range of blood-related disorders.

Unmatched Access to Innovative & Novel Therapies

Childhood cancers differ from adult cancers. At UH Rainbow, we are internationally recognized for our research in pediatric hematology and oncology therapies, which are improving survival rates among young patients. As part of an academic medical center, our patients have access to the latest medical advances and clinical trials. We are one of the very first medical centers to offer the revolutionary CAR T-cell therapy in clinical trials for young patients with cancer.

We are home to Ohio’s first proton therapy center – one of very few in the world located on the same campus as a full-service, nationally ranked children’s hospital. University Hospitals offers every radiation therapy currently available to fight cancer to provide patients with more options for treatment and better outcomes.

Fertility Preservation

Young people who are diagnosed with cancer may have concerns about how cancer treatment will affect their ability to have children in the future. Our fertility preservation program offers counseling for male and female patients and their families and provides them with various options for preserving their fertility. Our experts help patients make an informed decision about safeguarding their fertility before undergoing cancer treatment.

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Long after cancer treatment is over, cancer survivors may continue to face many challenges. These issues can be physical, mental and emotional. Implications for young people can be especially difficult as they navigate school, family, career and social issues. At UH Rainbow, we continue to provide care and services for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer long after the cancer itself is gone. Our compassionate team works with patients and families to provide access to medical records and identify and address the needs of each individual so that they can live their best lives after cancer.

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