The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics is the Arizona Cancer Center's clinical partner in treating children with cancer and blood disorders. The mission of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT is to provide the highest quality of care and support for children with cancer and blood disorders and to promote acquisition of knowledge that will lead to improvement in therapy and cures.

Our faculty have an outstanding tradition of providing excellence in patient care and research. Our multidisciplinary team of experts provide "state of the art" care in diagnosing, treating, and long term follow-up of children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders.

Our team provides:

  • A FACT accredited pediatric and young adult, autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation program, including related and unrelated bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants

  • Treatment of leukemias, lymphomas and post-solid organ lymphoproliferative disorders

  • Comprehensive treatment of patients with solid tumors including brain tumors

  • Phase I/II/III clinical trials as part of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and other consortiums

  • Treatment of bone marrow failure syndromes including Aplastic Anemia and Fanconi Anemia

  • Consultation services for anemias, neutropenias, thrombocytopenias and other blood abnormalities 

  • Management of patients with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies 

  • Comprehensive care of patients with hemophilia and other bleeding and clotting disorders

Other members of our team include:

  • Lucy Pelayo-Katsanis, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON
  • Lauren Sapp, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON
  • Kathie Whitney, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON

Find a clinical trial here.