Centers of Excellence

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders - Programs and Services

Physician Services

ProceduresCCBD Inpatient

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy/Aspirate
  • Central venous catheter removal
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Bone Marrow Harvest
  • Stem Cell Apheresis
  • Skin biopsy

Multi-disciplinary state of the art care for patients with pediatric malignancies/and hematology disorders

  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with a variety of oncologic and hematologic disorders
  • Multidisciplinary comprehensive clinic for patients with hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease and other clotting disorders
  • Coordination with radiation oncology department
  • Long-term follow-up services for oncology survivors
  • Medical Staff for Camp Rainbow & Camp HONOR
  • Multidisciplinary neuro-oncology clinics
  • Blood and marrow transplant
  • Participate in national clinical trials
  • Oncology Research Program
  • Multidisciplinary Bone and Solid Tumor Clinic

Nursing Services

  • Patient/family oncology education, including etiology, treatment schedules and medications, complication management, home care guidelines
  • Hemophilia education/case coordinator/counseling
  • Coordination of hematology-oncology care with home care providers, insurance companies, transportation providers, hospice and primary care providers.
  • Phone management
  • Assistance with medical procedures
  • Coordination of multidisciplinary care of neuro-oncology patients
  • Education of hematology-oncology patients preparing for BMT
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Establishment of venous access and administration of chemotherapy, blood products, antibiotics, IVIG, factor products
  • Nursing staff for Camp Rainbow & Camp HONOR
  • Education for inpatient nurses regarding pediatric malignancies, hematology disorders, and treatments
  • Case management
  • Coordination of oncology research

Counseling Services

  • Psychosocial support to patients, parents, siblings in oncology population
  • Ongoing supportive counseling for patients/families in one-on-one and group settings
  • Identification and referral to psychosocial and financial resources available to individual families
  • Coordination of housing for out-of-town families through Ronald McDonald House and local motels
  • Rainbow Kids Family & Parent Support groups and recreational activities
  • Monthly Rainbow Kids Newsletter
  • Transition support for patients receiving radiation oncology therapy
  • School re-entry program
  • Hemophilia parenting course

Nutrition Services

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy provided to hematology/ oncology patients including tube feeding and total nutrition management
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Phone Management
  • Participation in multidisciplinary comprehensive clinics:  BMT, Sickle Cell, Survivorship, Neuro-Oncology, and Hemophilia.
  • Staff Education presentations re: BMT and Chemotherapy and the role of nutrition
  • Continuity of care provided by seeing patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Resource regarding vitamin, mineral, & herbal supplementation

Community Outreach

  • School visits by counseling staff for students/staff of oncology patients
  • Phone contacts with school nurses and PCP offices
  • Camp Rainbow
  • Camp Honor
  • School visits by Hemophilia staff
  • Teen Retreat
  • Make-A-Wish referrals
  • Network with Leukemia Foundation of Arizona, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, American Brain Tumor Association, NCCS, Childhood Leukemia Foundation, Hospice of the Valley & other hospice organizations.

Professional Outreach

  • Presentations to nurses at PCH
  • Presentations at Grand Rounds (GSRMC, PCH)
  • Presentations to nursing students at ASU and Grand Canyon University
  • Preceptorship of undergraduate/graduate nursing students
  • Host presentation at Children's Oncology Group Association conference
  • Presentation to resident staff (MMC, PCH), Medical Students
  • Presentation to community physicians: continuing medical education
  • Presentations to local APON chapter
  • Team participations in PCH chemotherapy certification course research
  • Participation in Phase II/III clinical trials conducted by COG
  • Participation in Phase 1/II/III clinical research.
  • Arizona Childrens Therapeutic & Investigational Oncology Network
  • Beads of Courage program through Sunstone Cancer Support foundation
  • Hematology Oncology Fellowship Training Program
  • Children's Cancer Network
  • MSW Intern, School of Social Work, ASU


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