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Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

The Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (or “NCCBD,” for short) isn’t a single “place,” but an established, comprehensive multisite pediatric oncology and hematology program that includes three main Nemours locations throughout Florida (Jacksonville and Orlando) and the Delaware Valley (Wilmington, Del.).

All of our locations are active members of the Children’s Oncology Group (or “COG”), a clinical trials organization supported by the National Cancer Institute and the largest organization in the world dedicated to childhood and adolescent cancer research. And we’re proud to be one of only two designated pediatric National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Programs (or “NCORP”) in the country.

Our collaborative center allows renowned and highly skilled Nemours pediatric oncology and hematology specialists and researchers to pool resources, expertise and experience to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose and successfully treat childhood cancer and blood disorders using the very latest information and technology available.

Our Established Program Reaches Your Communities

Who We Are: Our Strength in Numbers

The NCCBD provides children and families across the globe with compassionate, family- and patient-centered care, personalized clinical services, education and support programs, and advanced research and participation in clinical trials. We also affiliate with some of the world’s leaders in oncology and hematology care, fostering a shared commitment to finding treatments and cures for pediatric cancer and blood disorders with fewer side effects.

Many of our childhood cancer and blood disorder specialists are recognized as some of the best in the nation, with program outcomes and quality measures that rank in the top 50 children’s hospitals for cancer care (Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del., U.S. News & World Report®). Together, we do everything in our power to give your child the very best chance for a long and fulfilling life.

Highlights of Our Care
Collectively, our program highlights include:
  • board-certified, internationally and nationally respected pediatric oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons (general surgeons and specialists such as neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, urologic surgeons), transplant surgeons and other pediatric specialists
  • one of only two pediatric National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Programs (NCORP) in the nation, which helps us to promote clinical trials within the communities we serve, and links cancer study and treatment efforts throughout our NCCBD locations
  • leadership in the Cancer Oncology Group (COG), an organization committed entirely to pediatric cancer research. We’re also among the leaders in COG for symptom prevention and symptom management research for children undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • designation as a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) by the National Institutes of Health (for a project called the “Delaware Comprehensive Sickle Cell Research Center”)
  • collaboration with Nemours doctors and scientists from our research arms — the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research and the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Research Program — bringing research breakthroughs to clinical care faster
  • participation in the national tumor registry by collecting and sharing information about cancer types, stages, treatment results and lifelong follow-up to assist in producing better outcomes for our patients as well as children all over the world
Groundbreaking Research

The Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders includes pediatric cancer research programs at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Jacksonville, Fla..

The goal of our research work in childhood cancer and blood disorders is to find the most effective treatments and, ultimately, cures. To do that, we participate in Children’s Oncology Group (COG) clinical trials and investigator-initiated studies with collaboration among our clinicians, pediatric oncology and hematology specialists and scientists. At any one time, we may be involved in approximately 100 COG and 25 non-COG studies and around 100 industry-sponsored clinical trials. We also conduct additional studies of our own in our various research labs in the Delaware Valley and Florida.

Learn More About NCCBD Research »

Leading the Way in Electronic Health Records

Nemours is an acknowledged leader in the use of computer technology to store health information. We’re among the elite 1 percent of U.S. hospitals to have implemented an electronic health record (or "EHR") and to have received the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Stage 7 Award for reaching the highest level of EHR adoption.

Our care teams can view records from anywhere through a virtually paperless, efficient system that respects confidentiality and protects privacy. This means your child’s medical history — including test results, medications and allergies — is immediately available for providers who are part of our system, which decreases the chance for error and testing duplication.

Easy Electronic Access for Community Physicians

Your child’s entire medical record is also integrated into NemoursLink, our electronic health records system for caregivers outside of Nemours. It’s a secure, online environment that connects all phases of care for your child — as an inpatient, outpatient, at home and at the referring physician's office. That means everyone who cares for your child (whether they’re at a Nemours office or outside of our system) can be on the same page about your child’s care at the same time.

Easy Electronic Access for School Nurses

At certain Nemours locations, public school nurses who are licensed health care providers can be an active part of your child’s care team. With your permission, they can access current medical information such as medications, diagnosis information, treatment plans and care instructions to help them provide better care while your child is in school.
Learn More About the Student Health Collaboration in Delaware »

Easy Electronic Access for You

For our patients and families, MyNemours is your secure, personalized, online and mobile access to select areas of your child’s medical record, including test results. It’s also your key to direct, confidential electronic communication with your child’s Nemours medical providers.

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