Riley Children's Cancer Center Our Services
Riley Children's Cancer Center provides consulation, diagnostic and treatment services for all blood-related diseases, leukemias and solid tumors that arise in children.
Riley doctors and staff provide compassionate, comforting, family-centered care and expertise to deal with these rare childhood conditions. Our team will individualize and help you select the best therapy for your child. Some of the treatments available to patients include:
Our team is dedicated to healing the body and spirit of both child and family, and offers support services that complement your child's cancer therapies. Quality of care also extends into post-treatment at the Cancer Survivorship Clinic, where a patient’s health is regularly monitored as they reintegrate into active life.
Stem cell transplantation stimulates hematopoiesis (the formation of new blood cells) by replacing blood cells destroyed in cancer treatment with healthy blood cells. The Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program is the only facility of its type in the state of Indiana. It has four full-time faculty, three pediatric nurse practitioners, two clinical coordinators, and a full-time social worker. It performs approximately 40 life-saving stem cell transplants each year.
Clinical and research activities of the program include:
The Department of Pediatric Radiation Oncology has extensive experience with pediatric patients, as well as its expertise with the latest radiotherapy and radiosurgery techniques, such as:
Use and experience in such cutting-edge radiation oncology techniques allows us to achieve gratifying results for the most threatening childhood problems.
The number of children surviving battles with cancer is ever increasing with 75 percent to 80 percent of children treated for cancer living five years or more after diagnosis, reflecting a dramatic increase in survival rates for children with cancer in the past 10 years. The growing number of survivors from childhood cancers calls special attention to the needs of survivors after treatment.
The goal of the Riley Cancer Survivorship Program is to help patients reintegrate into normal life at home, school and work -- identifying and addressing any barriers that may interfere with this process along the way. Nutritional and complementary medicine approaches such as exercise are used to help young cancer survivors adapt to and achieve a certain level of well-being after cancer treatment.