Hematology / Oncology

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DBB ChildCancersThe Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital provides state-of-the-art family-centered care for children with blood disorders and cancer. 

The staff includes physicians who are Board-certified in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, a dedicated nursing staff with expertise in administration of chemotherapy and other therapies, and a psychosocial team that includes a social worker and child life specialist. The outpatient area is decorated in a bright and child friendly manner.

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is a full member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), an international organization supported by the National Cancer Institute, which provides research protocols for the advancement of a cure for all pediatric cancers. Pediatric oncology patients are enrolled in the current treatment protocols available.

As part of an affiliation with the Pediatric Oncology Division at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York and a collaboration with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, patients benefit from individual case review during weekly pediatric oncology meetings held at Columbia and through High Definition Telemedicine meetings with St. Jude. These weekly meetings allow our cases to be reviewed by leading experts in the country.

Oncology experts from both St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital can confer on difficult and rare pediatric cases, in real time, using videoconferencing to review and discuss high-resolution three-dimensional MRIs, CT scans, pathology and cyclotron images.

In additon, we now offer, The Integrative Therapies Program for Children and Adolescents which provides specialized services to parents, families, and all pediatric patients being treated at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Click HERE to view the brochure with more information about this program.

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Programs & Services

St. Joseph's Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division treats a variety of blood disorders from birth to adolescence. This includes:

  • Sickle-cell anemia
  • Thalassemia
  • Anemia from nutritional deficiencies to inherited disorders
  • Platelet disorders such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Bleeding disorders such as Von Willebrand's disease or hemophilia
  • White blood cell disorders

St. Joseph's Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a wide spectrum of oncology conditions affecting children and young adults including:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Brain Tumors, Neuroloblastoma
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Wilms Tumors
  • Liver Tumors
  • Germ Cell tumors

Click here for a brochure about our services.

For additional information, please contact us:

Jill Menell, MD, Chief

Bill Copeck, RN, BSN, Manager

Appointments: 973.754.3230

Referral/fax: 973.754.3331


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