Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology

 

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • The Department consists of four (4) sections: Leukemia/Lymphoma, Stem Cell Transplant, Solid Tumor and Hematology; and the Central Data Unit-with the primary goal is to provide support for clinical research into childhood cancers and blood disorders by providing data management and processing services to support research programs.
  • The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents with leukemia, brain tumors, lymphoma, bone and other solid tumors, in addition to patients with malignancies, non-malignant hematological and bleeding disorders.

 

  • The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (PHO) department has experienced a number of successes such as:

- Active participation in the development of a national network of data centers involved in clinical/translational research

- New data processing and statistical analyses programming Language “R” was acquired that is used to make Cumulative Incidence Curves for the research projects / papers and abstracts.

- Release of the yearly PIMS Annual Report. This report describes the topography and histology of all newly diagnosed patients seen/treated at the PHO department during the given year.

- PIMS Bone Marrow Transplant Module was upgraded for addition of new data items.

- Pediatric Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Module for PIMS Clinical Databases were deployed after testing

- Data on patients with Hemophilia was updated from 2005 – 2013. Just-in-Time data capture on new hematology patients from clinics lists was also initiated.

- A one month, full time, training program for the PHO Fellows was conducted. The program provided lectures and on the job, first hand training conducting clinical research and analysis of oncology data using various platforms including MS EXCEL and SPSS for windows.

  • In 2014, 8 publications and 6 abstracts were released.
  • The number of pediatric bone marrow transplants performed with excellent outcomes has significantly increased over the years, a total of 143 Pediatric bone marrow transplants performed in 2014.
  • The department is accredited by the Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT-EBMT and is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) AND Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplantation (CIBMTR)