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Cancer Treatments for Children & Adolescents

At Children’s Hospital New Orleans, we make use of numerous treatments in the fight against cancer in children and adolescents. The following are brief descriptions of our various programs.

girl ringing bell​Leukemia/lymphomas

A full range of treatment options is available for children with acute or chronic lymphocytic and myelogenous leukemia, including chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation and radiation therapy. Oncology physicians and nurses offer and implement the treatment plan adequate for each child based on the type of leukemia and certain prognostic factors.

Soft tissue & solid tumors

At Children's Hospital, pediatric experts treat a variety of tumors including neuroblastoma, tumors of the central nervous system (brain and spine), soft tissue sarcoma, bone sarcoma, retinoblastoma and Wilms tumor.

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is represented by the following medical and surgical disciplines:

  • Pediatric oncologic surgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Pediatric neuro-oncology
  • Genitourinary oncologic surgery
  • Orthopedic oncologic surgery
  • Pediatric ocular surgery
  • Radiation oncology
  • Pediatric pathology

Members of our medical team are highly skilled individuals dedicated to providing the latest innovative treatments to our young patients.

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Children’s Oncology Group

The Children's Oncology Group (COG) is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored cooperative group of individuals and institutions dedicated to treating cancer among children and adolescents.

COG's purpose is to:

  • Improve the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with cancer, with the aim of curing every newly diagnosed patient
  • Investigate the etiology, pathology and pathophysiology of childhood cancer
  • Assure that every child with cancer achieves the highest quality of life during and following treatment
  • Expeditiously disseminate knowledge of these objectives in all appropriate media

Children's Hospital and the LSU Health New Orleans/Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center have been members of COG for almost 20 years. This allows the LSU Health New Orleans/Children's Hospital Minority NCI Oncology Research Program (NCORP) to offer innovative and up-to-date clinical trials as part of the NCI-sponsored COG site.

Cancer survivorship clinic

The Center’s Treatment After Cancer and Late Effects (TACLE) Clinic is Louisiana’s first and only dedicated pediatric cancer survivorship clinic. The main goals of the TACLE Clinic are to improve the health and well-being of childhood cancer survivors by promoting adherence to a schedule of follow-up appointments and routine screening tests, and to educate patients, families and healthcare professionals about the long-term effects of cancer treatment.

Palliative care

Children’s Hospital’s pediatric palliative care team, the Pelican Krewe, specializes in family-centered care of the body, mind and spirit of children with complex medical conditions. The multidisciplinary care team coordinates care and helps patients and families gain strength to carry on with daily life, affirming, guiding and supporting them while making the best possible decisions for their family. The Pelican Krewe supports patients and families by helping them understand treatment goals and options during the child’s journey. Children’s Hospital’s Pelican Krewe is the only pediatric palliative care program in Louisiana.

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