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Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

The Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides personalized multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art care to children of all ages with malignancies and disorders of the blood.

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The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides personalized multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art care to children of all ages with malignancies and disorders of the blood.

The Pediatric Hematology Program—with specialized expertise in sickle cell anemia and other anemias, thrombocytopenia, aplastic anemia and other bone marrow failure syndromes, bleeding disorders including von Willebrand disease and hemophilia, thrombosis and stroke—provides inpatient and outpatient care and consultative services to children with the above non-malignant diseases.

The Pediatric Oncology Program—with recognized expertise in leukemias, lymphomas, high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell rescue, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, head and neck tumors, retinoblastoma and brain tumors—provides comprehensive care to children with all types of cancer.  Our Hematology and Oncology division includes several specific multi-disciplinary programs:

A Coordinated Multidisciplinary Approach

The patient care team is led by a pediatric hematologist-oncologist and, depending on the type of tumor and treatment plan, may include a pediatric radiation oncologist, as well as a surgical specialists (including pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, otolaryngology and orthopedics, orthopedic oncology, ophthalmology, oculoplastics and plastic surgery). Patients requiring radiation therapy (Proton Beam, Intensity Modulated or other types) are evaluated by pediatric radiation oncologists. The team also includes senior-level oncology-certified nurses, nurse practitioners, child psychiatrists, social worker, child life specialists, nutritionists, physical therapists and rehabilitation medicine specialists.

Active Clinical Research Program Ensures State-of-the-Art Treatment

Our patients have access to the latest clinical trials available in cancer research and hematology. We are members of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Learn more about the Children’s Oncology Group and Childhood Cancer.

Laboratory research is currently focusing on the molecular pathogenesis of malignancy and the interaction of blood vessels and platelets.

A Tradition of Caring

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we know that the time of your child’s diagnosis and treatment is a very stressful one and we strive to provide an open, welcoming environment. We believe that no one knows a child as well as the parent does: parents, along with primary care providers, become our partners in a child's care and have an active voice in all treatment plans.

Family Advisors Foster Future of Cancer Care

Parents draw from their experiences to help other patients and families receiving care at the Center for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Finding Home in a New World

Claudine Humure arrived at MassGeneral Hospital for Children from Rwanda for bone cancer treatment. More than improved health, she also gained a new family.

Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein, MD

Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Featured Runners: Marathon 2012

In 1998, Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, founded the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time. Meet this year's runners.

Q&A with marathon runner Antoine Tanne

Antoine Tanne explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Q&A with marathon runner Chris Buliga

Chris Buliga explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Q&A with marathon runner Greg Gonzales

Greg Gonzales explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Q&A with marathon runner Kathleen Doyle, MD

Palliative care physician Kathleen Doyle, MD, explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Q&A with marathon runner Renee Heffron

Renee Heffron explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Q&A with marathon runner Tara Jennings, NP

Tara Jennings, NP, explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Q&A with Jordan Gill

Jordan Gill explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Q&A with marathon runner Marisa Levine

Marisa Levine explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Q&A with marathon runner Lisa Conti

Lisa Conti explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Lily & Dr. Weinstein: A Story of Endurance

Lily Waldeck, an 8-year-old former MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Cancer Center patient, embodies the mission to persevere in the fight against childhood cancer. Thanks to the care she received from Howard Weinstein, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MGHfC and the rest of her care team, she now proudly says that she’s “stronger and faster now than when [she] had leukemia.”

Featured Runners: Boston Marathon 2014

In 1998, Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), founded the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time. Meet this year's runners.

MGHfC Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
32 Fruit Street
Suite 8B
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-2737
Fax: 617-724-0702

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

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