Riley Children's Cancer Center
Indiana University is the first and largest provider of cancer care for children and the only provider of stem cell transplantation for children in the state of Indiana. Riley Children's Cancer Center is a national leader in providing clinical care and conducting research for children with cancer. It is the only such center in Indiana. The center, with more than 10 years of experience, is dedicated to curing every child with cancer or blood-related diseases.
Patients seen by the Riley Children's Cancer Center will benefit from:
Our multidisciplinary care team is composed of 19 full-time faculty, 11 full-time pediatric nurse practitioners, and four full-time social workers. Our team members are experienced specialists in areas such as stem cell transplantation, neuro-oncology, radiation therapy, and cancer survivorship.
The center sees approximately 200 new oncology patients each year, treating 80 percent to 90 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in children in Indiana. Because of our reputation and success, Riley cares for cancer patients from across the nation. Riley has approximately 10,000 outpatient visits per year and approximately 900 hospital admissions per year, which places it as one of the busiest in the region.
Because of the greater survival rates among children with cancer, the majority of patients are entered into Children's Oncology Group (COG) clinical trials, ranking the center consistently in the top 10 nationally for COG clinical trial accrual. Riley will continue to be at the forefront of new treatments of pediatric cancer because cancer research findings have the potential to directly impact the survival and quality of life of young cancer patients at Riley. The medical advancements we discover here also set standards for all children's cancer centers nationwide.
Here are just a few of the achievements over the last 10 years at Riley Children’s Cancer Center: