Decades of pediatric expertise and comprehensive treatment and support services make Wolfson Children's Hospital's Childhood Cancer Program an outstanding choice for the treatment of all forms of childhood and adolescent cancers. Our program is one of only two pediatric programs in the state of Florida certified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
At Wolfson, experts with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, and the University of Florida provide treatment and close follow-up to more than 240 active patients each year. An additional 275 patients are followed in our Late Effects Clinic.
As a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), Nemours and Wolfson currently participate in more than 80 open clinical trials for pediatric cancer patients, including treatment, supportive care and epidemiology studies. Participation in clinical trials has led to increased survival rates for children with cancer. In addition, through these studies, we have been able to decrease the incidence and severity of side effects such as infections and, in some cases, actually reduce the duration and intensity of chemotherapy required.
Our hematologists are experts in treating disorders such as sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, bleeding and clotting disorders, and other hematological diseases. We have one of three federally funded comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Centers in the State of Florida, as well as a CMS-funded Pediatric Sickle Cell Center offering comprehensive services to children with sickle cell syndromes in Northeast Florida.
Wolfson and Nemours pediatric cancer specialists work closely with board-certified radiation oncologists at Baptist Cancer Institute and the University of Florida Proton Beam Institute to provide state-of-the-art radiation therapies to children and adolescents with cancer.