Hematologic malignancies

Hematologic malignancies are a broad category of pediatric blood cancers treated at the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Wisconsin. These include leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and lymphomas.

The Children’s Wisconsin difference

These complex conditions require comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary team of clinical providers, including hematologists and oncologists. Our collaboration around hematologic malignancies is one of the many examples of teamwork and partnership at Children’s Wisconsin.

Directed by pediatric hematologist-oncologist Michael Burke, MD, the leukemia and lymphoma program’s team includes national leaders in children’s cancer. These specialists work to determine the best course of action for each child’s treatment. 

When treatment includes a bone marrow transplant, the oncology providers meet weekly with specialists from our bone marrow transplant program to collaborate on joint cases. Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Julie Talano, MD, a nationally renowned expert, leads our bone marrow transplant program.

This team-based approach ensures a child receives a bone marrow transplant at just the right time in the cancer journey, leading to the best possible outcome. Our oncology and bone marrow transplant providers also work together on clinical trials and treatment protocols.

For more information or to make an appointment, call (414) 266-2420.

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