Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders

The Valerie Fund Children's Centers for Cancer and Blood Disorders

When searching for comprehensive cancer care for your child or adolescent, you can count on the expertise of the team of specialists at the Valerie Fund Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, located at four sites in our System:

Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Community Medical Center

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center

Children with cancer and blood disorders require very special care. Utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach, The Valerie Fund Children's Centers provide the finest care and support for each child and his or her entire family. All team members work closely to treat the whole patient by coordinating both patients' medical care as well as the emotional and social service support they may require. We also encourage the primary care physician’s ongoing involvement in medical care.

Our Centers provide the most advanced range of diagnostic and therapeutic treatment services for children from birth to age 21 with childhood cancers such as leukemia, lymphomas and neuroblastomas, and blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and white cell abnormalities. Our services include:

  • A caring team of pediatric medical professionals is dedicated to providing nurturing care to children facing an array of medical challenges. Our expert pediatric hematologists and pediatric oncologists, specially trained advanced practice pediatric hematology/oncology nurses, nurse clinicians, registered nurses, social workers and child life/play therapists work together to provide the latest advances and most compassionate medical care in a soothing environment.
  • The Centers, part of the largest consortium of centers treating children with blood disorders and cancers in the U.S., provide services including on-site laboratory and imaging services to ensure comfort and minimize travel time. Patients have access to inpatient services at all three hospital sites including Pediatric Intensive Care units, pediatric general surgery, pediatric urology, ENT, Radiology, Radiation therapy, etc.
  • The psychosocial needs of children and families are vitally important in the overall treatment, and we offer child life therapy, social service counseling and monthly support groups for pediatric oncology and sickle cell patients to meet these needs.
  • As a member of RWJBarnabas Health, we have state and federally funded pediatric and adult regional hemophilia and thrombophilia programs as well as comprehensive Sickle Cell and Thalassemia services. This gives us the unique opportunity to transition our adolescent hematology and sickle cell patients to adult services when necessary.

To learn more about our cancer specialists for your needs visit our physician finder.

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