Pediatric Hemato-Oncology In Israel

Children of all over the world come to our treatment programs, suffering from a wide range of blood acute and chronic diseases (hematology and oncology), such as anemia (from various causes), platelet disorders, bone marrow failure syndromes, diseases of excessive bleeding, and thrombophilia. We also manage various different types of histiocytosis, including Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Quality multidisciplinary care
We work in partnership with the top experts in oncology, hematology, general surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, orthopedic oncology, and radiologists, in order to meet the specific needs of each child. Treatment decisions are made in joint meetings with members of the multi-disciplinary team, with detailed discussions of each case. The treatments that we give to children suffering from cancer are at the very frontier of current knowledge of pediatric oncology.

Broad range of diseases treated:
 Acute and chronic leukemia
 Brain tumors: Patient care is provided in collaboration with the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery
 Bone and soft tissue tumors: Treatment is delivered in collaboration with the Orthopedic Oncology Department
 Cancer of the lymphatic system: Treating lymphoma such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma
 Tumors of the kidneys, adrenal glands, testicles, and ovaries

Additional conditions treated:
 Anemia of various causes: Nutritional deficits, blood cell damage, and chronic red blood cell diseases, such as spherocytosis, sickle cell anemia, and thalassemiac
 White blood cell conditions, including various neutropenic (low white blood cell count) conditions
 Platelet disorders: The department has a wealth of expertise in immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), the most common platelet disorder in children
 Bone marrow failure syndromes
 Diseases of excessive bleeding and thrombophilia – both heredity and congenital
 Histiocytosis: The department has extensive experience in treating Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Treatments and tests

 Blood tests: In order to minimize wait times for blood counts, testing is performed on-site in the department and the results are received within minutes.

 Hematological investigations and diagnostics including bone marrow testing and spinal taps
 Various blood and blood product transfusions
 Intravenous iron supplementation
 Immunotherapy treatments, including immunoglobulins, rituximab (Mabthera), and anti-D
 Chemotherapy administrations: The range of oral, peripheral intravenous, and central venous catheter administrations are performed according to national and international protocols
Pediatric bone marrow transplantations

We perform a full array of bone marrow transplants (BMT) for children, sourced by self-donated (autologous) marrow, peripheral blood donations and donations from related or unrelated donors (allogeneic).Self-donation transplants are performed for malignant conditions, such as recurrent lymphoma, metastasized bone cancers, high-risk neuroblastoma, and specific types of brain tumors.Allogeneic BMTs treat malignant diseases, such as hematologic (blood) cancers and non-malignant diseases, such as congenital immunodeficiencies, metabolic disorders, and hereditary blood diseases.

Pre-transplant care

The pediatric BMT service offers pre-transplant care, such as transplant-type decision-making and multidisciplinary testing to prepare the donor and the patient for the procedure.

Transplant accommodations

Transplants are performed in specially designed rooms to accommodate the unique needs of children and to protect the patient from life-threatening infections; rooms feature positive pressure and air filtration systems.Departmental bone marrow transplant services offer essential medical expertise and complementary services to patients with complex health conditions.

Post-transplant care

Following the transplant, the patient returns home and remains under close, extended follow-up by the Post-BMT Clinic. During this recovery period, the patient is monitored for successful acceptance of the transplant, tracked for immune system recovery, and treated for potential complications.

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