Hematology / Oncology

Our Division is now a joint program between UBMD Pediatrics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) named the Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Outpatient services are provided at Roswell Park in the Katherine, Anne & Donna Gioia Pediatric Hematology Oncology Outpatient Center. Inpatient services are provided at OCH.

Thanks to this partnership, we are now able to offer new capabilities and specialized services, such as:

  • An expanded bone marrow transplant program for children of all ages. This gives our youngest patients access to transplants at Roswell Park for the first time
  • Expanded blood disorder program to treat nonmalignant disorders such as sickle cell disease, anemias, bleeding conditions and thrombosis (blood clots)
  • Pediatric Experimental Therapeutics Program, which offers new, advanced, experimental treatments, therapies and medicines to children with all types of cancer

When you trust your child’s cancer care to us, you are giving your child the tools needed to fight this battle with access to:

  • A team of pediatric experts who specialize in your child’s specific type of cancer or blood disorder
  • Top-notch researchers
  • New state-of-the-art facilities
  • Experimental treatments, therapies and medicines
  • A large care team that supports both your child and your family, including social workers, psychologists, child life specialists, patient navigators, and integrative medicine specialists

We diagnosis and treat for conditions including:

  • Blood disorders
  • Solid tumors
  • Leukemia and lymphoma
  • Brain tumors

Additional services available:

  • Blood and marrow transplant
  • Genetic tumor profiling
  • Survivorship care
  • Palliative care
  • OmniSeq Comprehensive and Immune Report Card (molecular tests that help our physicians develop a treatment plan for patients)

For further information, please click here.

Multidisciplinary Pediatric Thyroid Center

The Multidisciplinary Pediatric Thyroid Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive program for children with thyroid disease. Thyroid disease in children and adolescents is very different than in adults. Although thyroid nodules are rare in children, they are much more likely to represent a malignancy (25% vs. 5-10%). In addition, the pathology, prognosis and molecular genetics of differentiated thyroid cancer in children and adolescents is different than in adults. Therefore, it is important that children with thyroid disease be treated at a pediatric center.

At the Pediatric Thyroid Center, we work as a clinical care team to bring the best care to children and adolescents with thyroid disease.  We have the combined expertise of dedicated pediatric endocrinologists, a pediatric surgeon in collaboration with an adult endocrine surgeon specializing in thyroid disorders, as well as pediatric oncologists, interventional radiologists, pathologists, and nuclear medicine specialists with expertise in thyroid disease. Diseases treated at the Thyroid Center include, but are not limited to, thyroid nodules, differentiated thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, medullary thyroid carcinoma, Graves disease/hyperthyroidism, and syndromes associated with endocrine tumors. Our specialists will work with your child’s primary care provider to learn about their medical conditions and communicate the management plan to your child’s doctor.    

Resources

There are numerous resources available during your treatment journey. We understand the emotional stress and anxiety associated with cancer or hematological diagnosis and treatment. With an interdisciplinary team approach, including hematologist/oncologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, a psychologist, and child life specialists, our staff is here to care for your child and family at every step.

Child Life Department

Family Resource Center

Stones Buddies

Pastoral Care

Below you will find a list of additional resources. Thank you for understanding that listing unaffiliated resources does not imply endorsement of any particular individual or service. When seeking out information we always urge patients to be cognizant of the source and to contact the different services to determine whether they will meet your expectations and needs.

National Resources

Lodging

Outpatient Location:

Katherine, Anne & Donna Gioia Pediatric Hematology Oncology Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Elm and Carlton Streets
Ground Floor
Buffalo, NY 14263

Contact Us:

Office: 716.845.4447
Fax: 716.845.3588