Division of Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Hematology/Oncology 

Discover convenient, state-of-the-art care for children and young adults with cancer or hematologic disorders at our multidisciplinary treatment program.

We take a progressive approach to care, paying attention to the developmentally appropriate ways of working with patients across an age spectrum from birth through young adulthood. With comprehensive support to meet emotional as well as clinical needs, our program stands out in the region with bundled integrative medicine services, like yoga, acupuncture, and nutraceutical evaluation.

We support families, caring for our very youngest patients in infancy and early childhood. As patients transition to adolescence, we empower them with resources to make informed health choices through our Adolescent and Young Adult program, including genetic counseling. When other centers stop admitting new patients at 18 years old, we welcome all young adults who can benefit from our services up to age 39.

We’re here for you and your family, whether you are facing a new cancer or hematologic diagnosis, coping with complications of therapy, or transitioning to life following cancer.

Why Choose Us

  • Nationally and internationally renowned pediatric cancer specialists, including sarcoma, rare cancers, and leukemia
  • Nationally recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and bleeding disorders, including hemophilia and sickle cell anemia
  • Our embedded Integrative Medicine program enhances patient well-being and reduces the side effects of therapy
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program (ages 15 to 39)—the first of its kind in our region—meeting the specific needs of this patient set
  • Long-Term Survivor program that follows cancer patients who are five years past the completion of therapy, including a comprehensive evaluation of physical health, academic and social development, coping skills, and even addresses financial and insurance concerns
  • Access to clinical trials as part of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Washington, D.C. region’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center
  • Connections to a nationwide community of cancer researchers and advocates as a member of the Children’s Oncology Group
  • Nutraceutical and supplement evaluation offered as part of our integrative medicine service to evaluate the safety and validity of vitamins, supplements, and other nutraceuticals on behalf of our patients

Make an Appointment

For more information or to make an appointment with a pediatric specialist, call our scheduling line: 

Phone: 202-444-7599
Fax: 1-866-878-6596

Location

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Division of Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Hematology/Oncology
1st Floor Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20007

Meet the Team

Conditions

We specialize in the treatment of childhood and adolescent cancers, including:

We also treat hematologic disorders, such as:

  • Sickle cell anemia, and other red blood cell disorders
  • Spherocytosis
  • Thalassemia
  • Blood clotting disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Bone marrow failure
  • ITP (immune thrombocytopenia purpura)

Treatments

We offer a broad array of the latest cutting-edge treatment options for our pediatric patients. Treatment options for cancer care include:

We offer our patients the latest treatments for hematologic disorders, depending on their specific case. For example, these may include the newest disease modifying therapies for sickle cell anemia or subcutaneous routine injections for those with hemophilia A.

Integrative Medicine programs

Successful outcomes rest on more than just medical treatment. Our program offers a range of integrative medicine and supportive services, from major components to little but appreciated touches, so we may use less medication to treat the side effects of cancer, blood disorders, or clotting disorders. These services include:

  • Nutritional guidance
  • Mind-body medicine, including relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and physical exercise, among other practices
  • Yoga, massage, and acupuncture
  • Nutraceutical and supplement evaluation

Psychosocial programs

Providing social and emotional resources is central to meeting all of our patients where their needs lie. Through our program, patients and their families have access to a variety of specialists providing multidisciplinary care to address these critical areas.

  • Child Life program: Our certified child life specialists and organizations like Hope for Henry provide therapeutic play and recreational activities to support children and families as they cope with illness, hospitalization, and treatment.
  • Social work: An integral part of the health care team, our licensed clinical social workers help patients and their families cope with the emotional, mental, and social challenges resulting from their diagnosis.
  • Back to school (or work) transition services: Team members are available to visit the classroom and work with the parents and school in advocating for IEPs and 504 educational plans, as needed by the child. Similarly, as a young adult returns to the workforce, our team is ready to support their transition in any way needed.
  • Art therapy: The Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program (AHP) promotes care for our patients, family members, and the community through its programs of music, expressive writing, dance, and visual arts—including the nationally recognized Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy.
  • Child psychology and neuropsychology: Our psycho-oncology program provides inpatient and outpatient psychological and psychiatric treatments and consultations to help address mental well-being.
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies: Rehabilitation helps our patients with challenges such as pain, fatigue, difficulty speaking or swallowing, or other quality-of-life issues. We help patients access these services through the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.