Childhood cancer is not just a burden for a helpless child, it also constitutes a family crisis and has a huge impact on not just the patient, but also on all of his surroundings. This fact is the first thing we learn and assume at our Pediatric Hematology & Oncology department.
Our Department is considered one of the top rated in our region, serving between 400 and 500 patients at the one day treatment unit daily, 320 patients at the inpatient department, approximately 3000 new patients per year, and nearly (15,083) total hospital patients in 2018 thus it is considered the biggest in the Middle East region.
A collaborative network of pediatric specialists is available in collaboration with other specialties, which gives the hospital the lead especially in malignancies that require multispecialty care for their management e.g. oncological surgeries, Orthopedics, neuro-oncology and ocular oncology.
The CCHE-Pediatric Hematology/Oncology department diagnoses and treats children with all types of malignancies, including:
- Hematological malignancies:
- Leukemia ( Acute & Chronic)
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Hodgkin Disease
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Histiocytic disorders
- Soft tissue and solid Tumors
- Brain tumors
- Wilms' tumor
- Bone tumors
s to continuously improve the quality of healthcare services provided to all children with cancer by setting standards of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care meanwhile our doctors will never fail to remember that your child is a child – not just a patient. All along your child’s long treatment journey, you will deal with a team of compassionate professionals who are committed to your child's health and your family's well-being.
Starting with the administration of standardized care through unified and up-graded protocols, pediatric oncology care has evolved into:
- Institutionalizing weekly combined clinics. Through the combined clinics and with a multi-disciplinary approach, difficult cases are discussed and proper decisions are reached.
- Restructuring CCHE’s clinical programs into disease groups. Physicians and researchers alike are specializing in one or more disease category enabling them to improve patient care and management
- Clinical resident program to train young physicians in all fields of oncology including supportive care and stem cell transplantation.
- A joint 57357/ Dana Farber Boston Children’s fellowship training program has been established to breed a new generation of pediatric oncologists on par with their counterparts in the U.S
- Different study groups including experienced consultants in all branches of oncology, they follow the implementation of protocols and modify treatment according to individualized patient’s needs and calculated risk.
- Setting up of a survivor clinic which follows up on patients who have completed their treatment, to improve their chances of complete remission and a better quality of life