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Expert Care for Children, Teens and Young Adults

The Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD) is all about helping kids beat cancer and thrive. We do this through treatment, research and constant support of children and families.

We enroll more children into cancer trials than nearly any other pediatric institution. And we’re even nationally ranked for pediatric cancer treatment at our Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware location.

We’re not a single place, but a multistate pediatric oncology and hematology program that includes many convenient places for families to get care, including key locations in: 

  • Wilmington, Del. 
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Orlando, Fla.

Each location belongs to the Children’s Oncology Group, the most experienced cancer organization in the world. We’re also one of the few designated kids-only National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Programs (NCORP) in the country. This is why we have access to the most promising clinical trials. 

And, with our tumor board and patient conferences, we bring experts from multiple specialties together from all of our locations to develop a plan of action for treating your child's cancer.

Finding out your child has cancer or a blood disorder can be overwhelming. Our team has the expertise, patient-centered approach and compassion to see your family through the journey.

Find Cancer and Blood Disorder Care From Nemours

We have many pediatric cancer and blood disorder physicians and locations — find the care closest to you:

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There's a Lot of Caring at Our Center

“One of the most rewarding parts of my job is to see our patients outside the hospital, to see them at a graduation or at a wedding or a party … That’s what this is all about.”

E. Anders Kolb, MD, Director, Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Complete, Multistate Care for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders

NCCBD is one of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the country — experience that translates into more clinical trials and better outcomes for children.

  • We’re top rated for cancer care. U.S. News & World Report ranks Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware among the top children’s hospitals for cancer care.
  • We work as a team to treat children. Our specialists come together to care for kids with tumors, sarcomas, neuroblastomas, blood cancers and blood diseases.
  • We’re a major hub for treating sickle cell disease. We’re a NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for sickle cell disease research and have the largest list of standards for treating sickle cell disease.
  • We have a nationally recognized Survivorship Clinic. More than 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will become childhood cancer survivors. We provide the unique support they need to thrive.
  • We have outcomes on par with the highest ranked children’s hospitals. We’re on par or exceed national standards for infection prevention, five-year cancer survival rates and bone marrow transplant survival rates.

Top 2

For enrollment of kids in National Cancer Institute trials

5,500+

Patients cared for each year in the NCCBD

1 of 3

Kids-only, multistate NCORPs in the country

30+

Specialties we work with

Our Research

Nemours is at the forefront of pediatric oncology and hematology research and care. Our physician researchers, clinicians and scientists bring insights and discoveries to patients. We share our findings so we can help kids everywhere, even those we’ll never meet.

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How We're Transforming Children's Health

We’re redefining children’s health by looking beyond what we can do today, developing new technologies and better treatments, and improving children’s health where it starts — at home, in the community and at school.

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Convenient Follow-Up Appointments by Video

We offer many follow-up appointments through scheduled, live video visits. You can avoid waiting rooms and save travel time. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.

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