At Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, your child receives advanced care from a medical team committed to meeting all of his or her medical needs.
Many of our doctors, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, are internationally known experts in their fields who have been responsible for major advances in the treatment of childhood cancers and blood disorders. Our physical therapists, neuropsychologists, social workers, nutritionists, and nurse practitioners are members of the team working to treat your child’s illness and manage any side effects he or she may experience.
We offer treatment for the following types of cancer and blood disorders.
Children who have been diagnosed with leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma receive the most effective treatments, delivered in accordance with strict scientific guidelines.
The types of leukemia we treat include the following:
Our doctors are focused on developing new therapies for the most common tumor found in children, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We conduct clinical trials for patients with leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Our doctors are at the forefront of research and treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors, the second most common form of childhood cancer.
The childhood brain and spinal cord tumors we treat include the following:
Our medical investigators are leading research in personalized, tumor-specific treatments. Radiation therapy, when needed, is available at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center.
Our team is led by doctors who have performed extensive research about several types of blood disorders, including hemophilia and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and who have developed screening tools that can detect blood disorders in newborns. We also help manage the long-term symptoms that come with blood disorders.
Conditions we treat include the following:
Our experts lead research into bone and soft tissue tumors and have special expertise in novel techniques, including those designed to preserve joint and limb function. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, if necessary, are used in the treatment of these tumors.
We specialize in the following childhood sarcomas:
In people with neurofibromatosis (NF), tumors grow in different parts of the nervous system. We treat children and adults with all forms of the disease, including NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis, through our Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center. We bring together neurologists, neuro-oncologists, otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, and pediatric oncologists who create care plans and conduct clinical trials as part of the NF Clinical Trials Consortium.
The Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders also specializes in treating other types of cancer specific to children, rare cancers, and conditions normally seen in adults that occasionally occur in children as well.
We treat children with the following conditions:
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