The Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics provides comprehensive care to nearly 2,000 children each year with childhood cancers, sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders.
Our unique case management system pairs each of our more than 20 board-certified physicians with an advanced practice nurse or physician assistant and a social worker to provide comprehensive care to our patients and families. Once a patient is referred to the division, he or she is followed by the team throughout the course of treatment.
The department is comprised of three specialized areas:
- At any given time we are participating in 80-100 trials, including several national trials led by our own investigators. Trial groups include the Children’s Oncology Group, the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium and the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium.
- Our survival rates are frequently above national averages.
- Our Bone Marrow Transplant section has the ability to do a diverse array of procedures, including haploidentical (unmatched donor) transplants with outstanding outcomes.
- In 2012, we once again received accreditation from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This accreditation recognizes hospitals that meet the highest standards for cancer care.
- Our expert team provides specialized treatment for hemophilia and sickle cell anemia