Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology providers diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric cancer and blood disorders for children, adolescents, and young adults. At UC Davis, your child’s care will be coordinated by one doctor but backed up by a multidisciplinary team of specialists with broad experience treating a wide range of cancers and blood disorders. Your team may include doctors, nurses, radiation therapists, dietitians, social workers and other top professionals, all coming together to provide your child the best possible outcome.
Our pediatric oncologists care for patients with all forms of childhood cancer including leukemia, bone and muscle tumors, kidney tumors, and brain tumors. Also available are a collaborative network of UC Davis specialists in neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, urology, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology. We offer several multi-disciplinary clinics where patients can see a range of experts during the same clinic visit, as well as the region’s only clinic for managing the long-term effects of treatment on survivors of childhood cancers. Additional resources for patients and their families include case management, social support services, child life and art therapy services, and temporary housing during extended hospital stays.
Patients coming to UC Davis for cancer treatment have access to leading-edge clinical trials of new therapies rarely offered at community hospitals, primarily through our participation in the Children's Oncology Group (COG), a consortium of about 250 medical centers throughout the world. The only COG member institution in the Sacramento area based at an academic medical center, UC Davis offers patients an extensive range of clinical trials of new therapies and management of treatment effects.
Pediatric blood specialists provide expert care for children with clotting and bleeding disorders including bleeding and other clotting disorders, thalassemia, sickle cell disease, and platelet dysfunctions. The Pediatric Comprehensive Hemoglobinopathy Clinic is a State of California center-designated program and provides expertise for children with red blood cell disorders. Children with blood clotting disorders are cared for in the state center-designated UC Davis Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center. The HTC is dedicated to the evaluation and comprehensive care of children and adolescents with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other inherited bleeding or clotting disorders.
The pediatric hematology and oncology clinic and infusion center are located on the ground floor of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s North Building. As one of only 52 cancer centers in the country to achieve comprehensive designation from the National Cancer Institute, UC Davis is recognized for its advances in cancer research, innovative technologies and personalized treatments based on specific characteristics of cancers. Patients needing hospitalization receive care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, a world-class pediatric hospital.