Our Division provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents with malignancies and blood disorders. Inpatient services by the Division are provided at Oishei Children's Hospital and outpatient services are provided at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Care is provided through an interdisciplinary team approach, including hematologist/oncologists, surgeons, pediatric nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, psychologist and child life specialists.
The physicians participate in national studies of the Children's Oncology Group, which undertakes clinical trials evaluating the newest treatments in childhood cancer.
Referrals are needed from the primary physician of those with a suspected diagnosis of a hematologic or oncologic condition.
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.
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
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.
Katherine, Anne & Donna Gioia Pediatric Hematology Oncology Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263