The Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (PHO) Administration oversees the planning and operations of the department. It sets the direction and the priorities for the staff, is responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day operations and for the quality of care provided.
The Section of Leukemia/Lymphoma strives to standardize the care of children with acute and chronic leukemias, myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative syndromes Hodgkin’s disease, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other lymphoproliferative disorders. Leukemia’s are the most common cancer seen in childhood and constitutes 30-35% of all malignancies seen in children. Together Leukemia/Lymphoma account for approximately 50% of patients in PHO.
The Section of Solid Tumors has three approved programs; Solid Tumors, Neuro-Oncology and Histiocytosis. The Section coordinates the multidisciplinary team care and treatment of all varieties of pediatric solid tumors as needed for optimal care. Solid tumors constitute more than 50% of all malignancies seen in PHO.
Stem Cell Transplant:
The Section of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) provides care for children in need of Stem Cell Transplantation. The program performs more than 140 Stem Cell Transplants per year, for patients with various malignancies and non-malignant haematological disorders as well as for immune deficiency and metabolic diseases. It is the largest SCT program in the region.
The Section of Hematology has two approved programs; Hemophilia and Hemoglobinopathy. It handles a multitude of unique Blood Disorders and cares for a large population of patients with Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome. It is a major source for the Stem Cell Transplant program and provides Consultative Service to the entire institution.
Central Data Unit:
The Central Data Unit’s 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 staff is involved in actively collecting, collation and verification / QA (quality assurance) of the data being abstracted on Case Report Forms approved by the relevant Section Heads. Moreover, services on processing and basic and advanced statistical analysis of the data are also being provided to the physicians and researchers. The unit is also responsible for providing hospital statistics on a number of parameters for various reports required by the higher management.