Overview for Patients
Texas Children’s Hospital has the largest pediatric cancer center in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Hematology Service, which provides medical treatment to more than 1,600 new patients each year, has 36 inpatient beds and a 15-bed stem cell and bone marrow transplant unit--the largest in the Southwest. More than 24,000 visits occur annually in the center’s nationally acclaimed, child-friendly outpatient clinic.
Treatment at the Cancer Center is organized around diagnosis-specific treatment teams. This team approach means that patients benefit from the combined talents and expertise of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, child life specialists and other highly trained staff. Patients are seen by the same caregivers on an ongoing basis to provide continuity of care, familiarity, and trust.
Specializing in the treatment of all forms of pediatric cancer and blood disorders--and in research to find treatments--Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Hematology Service has developed specific programs and centers to treat children with the more common and rare forms of these diseases.