The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is committed to caring for children with cancer and blood disorders. We strive to provide quality medical care, comprehensive support services and active clinical research—all in a child-friendly environment.
Our experienced, board-certified physicians work closely with the patient, family and other health professionals to provide excellent individualized treatment for children from infancy to young adulthood.
Excellence in Research and Patient Care
We are proud to be members of the Florida Pediatric Community Clinical Oncology Program and an affiliate of the Children's Oncology Group, two organizations that lead the way in developing leading-edge treatment protocols for childhood cancer. Our involvement with these organizations, as well as our active participation in clinical trials and research, showcases our commitment to clinical excellence and the highest standards of patient care.
Support For Children and Their Families
At Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, we understand the impact of illness on both a child and their family. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive support services, including child life specialists and social workers, whose role it is to assist patients and families through the challenges cancer and blood disorders can bring. Furthermore, we are privileged to offer social support, education, and alternative and complementary therapies.
For more information about the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, contact us at 866-532-4362.
Individualized Therapies for Children—No More One Size Fits All
Years ago, the standard cancer treatment for children was chemotherapy and/or radiation with the philosophy that one treatment approach fits all. Recent advances in pediatric oncology have pointed to the benefits of tailoring cancer treatments for pediatric patients. Now, doctors at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital are providing patients with individualized treatment plans and modifying them based on the patient’s response to chemotherapy and/or radiation before advancing the treatment to the next level. Listen to an interview with Dr. Cauff