Our program combines the expertise and capabilities of two premier specialty centers — joining the strengths of the region's only stand-alone children's hospital and comprehensive cancer center — to offer world class care right here in Western New York.
Why Roswell Park Oishei Children's Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Program?
Your child can benefit from nationally renowned experts, state-of-the-art facilities and the latest treatment advances — including blood and marrow transplant and CAR T-cell therapies — without traveling away from home.What sets us apart
Our approach to care
You’ll have streamlined access to the clinical and support services of both institutions. In general, inpatient care, surgery and blood and marrow transplant take place at Oishei Children’s Hospital. Outpatient care, infusions, radiation therapy and radiosurgery take place at Roswell Park.How this works
Support for your family
We care for your child and your family and not just the disease. We know the challenges you face and seek to ease this burden, integrating services from pediatric psychologists, child life specialists and social workers and providing support, events and outings to help your family cope and thrive.How we can help
Conditions we treat
We offer comprehensive treatment and ongoing hematological management and support for pediatric patients with all types of blood disorders, including anemias, sickle cell disease, thalassemias, thrombosis, bleeding disorders, vascular anomalies and other conditions.
Solid tumors account for 30% of pediatric cancers and can affect any part of the body. Our program treats many types of solid tumors in children including sarcomas (bone, muscle and other soft tissue), retinoblastoma (eye), Wilms tumor (kidney), neuroblastoma (nerve cells), and germ cell tumors (testes or ovaries).
Leukemias, cancers of the blood or bone marrow, are the most common cancer types seen in children, and include acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Treatment of childhood leukemia has seen dramatic change in the last 50 years, and today, about 90% of children are cured.
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system that includes the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, bone marrow and other sites. The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system that filters waste, bacteria, and other harmful substances out of the body. Lymphomas include Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) types.
Brain tumors are the most common type of solid tumor cancer seen in children. Brain tumors may be malignant (cancer) or benign (not cancer) and include many different types. The brain tumors seen in children behave differently than the ones seen in adults and require unique expertise in pediatric oncology.