Our Leukemia Treatment Team

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Our Leukemia Team

We are Pediatric Leukemia Experts

At Nemours Children’s, your child benefits from the shared expertise of knowledgeable childhood leukemia specialists. Your child’s leukemia team includes a core team of providers at your location, along with dozens of other childhood leukemia specialists across our system.

Through regular meetings and an advanced electronic health record system, they work together to provide the most effective treatment plan for each child. The result? The most innovative care available given by a team you can trust.

Getting to Know Your Child’s Leukemia Team

It takes a lot of teamwork to address all the needs of a child with leukemia. Your child’s care management team provides a sense of home and stability during treatment. In the Nemours family, think of them like immediate family members. This team includes your:

  • Hematologist/oncologist (a doctor who specializes in blood disorders and cancer)
  • Primary nurse
  • Primary social worker
  • Child Life specialists
  • Pediatric psychologists familiar with cancer diagnosis and treatment

Your child’s care may also involve:

Leukemia specialists

Our leukemia specialists are nationally recognized cancer experts. They include:

  • Transplant physicians (stem cell transplant specialists)
  • Geneticists (specialists in genetic counseling and testing)
  • Immunologists (autoimmune disorder specialists)
  • Pathologists (physicians who diagnose diseases by examining body tissues, fluids and organs)
  • Radiation oncologists (specialists in radiation therapy)
  • Interventional radiologists (physicians who perform image-guided minimally invasive procedures)

Certified Hematology/oncology nurses

Our experienced nurses use their special expertise in pediatric cancer to help you navigate diagnosis and treatment. They include fertility preservation coordinators and transplant and cellular therapy nurse coordinators.

Our nursing program also has Magnet status. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® awards Magnet status to hospitals that show nursing excellence.

Leukemia support team

Our leukemia support team cares for your family’s mental, spiritual, developmental, social and cultural health. Staff that provide childhood cancer resources and support services include:

  • Child Life specialists
  • Behavioral health specialists (psychologists and psychiatrists)
  • Registered dietitians (nutrition professionals)
  • Oncology physical therapists and occupational therapists
  • Teachers (who work in our on-site school)
  • Palliative care specialists
  • Childhood cancer survivorship experts
  • Fertility preservation consultants

Make an Appointment

To speak with someone about our cancer care services, call:

Refer a Patient for Care in the Nemours Children’s Health Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Together, we can achieve the best possible outcome for your patient.