Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital
The best care in Arizona and the Southwest for patients with liquid tumors
Phoenix Children's Hospital’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Program is the only comprehensive program in Arizona offering treatment expertise for children with acute leukemia, myelogenous leukemia, lymphoma, and histiocytosis. We pride ourselves on making a significant difference in the quality of life for our patients.
Led by Dana Salzberg, MD and Jessica Boklan, MD, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Program use the most up-to-date clinical trials, research collaborations, and evidence-based practices currently available to children diagnosed with a wide variety of leukemias and lymphomas.
Why Choose Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children's has the largest pediatric cancer program in Arizona and is a leading participant in research to find cures for childhood cancer. The Hospital is a long-standing member of Children's Oncology Group (COG), a national research consortium, and one of three COG members in the state. Phoenix Children's is one of two institutions in Arizona – and the only location in Phoenix – conducting Phase I trials, giving pediatric cancer patients access to the newest treatments available. The Oncology Program is also an active participant in the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutic Investigator Consortium (POETIC), a Phase I consortium composed of 10 large academic medical centers in the United States and Canada.
Treating Children and Educating Families
Diseases impact children and adults differently. Medical literature shows that children and young adults fare better with child protocols than adult protocols, which is why Phoenix Children’s uses treatments geared for pediatric patients. In some cases, a young adult might be better suited for an adult program. Our specialists are always on hand to help you find the best program fit for your child.
With all our pediatric patients, an emphasis is placed on teaching family members how to cope with the diagnosis and treatment, and what to expect moving forward. The goal is for parents to teach their child how to be an advocate for themselves and eventually take over their own care.
We also help with insurance needs, how to plan for ongoing treatment, and champion the importance of going to school, getting a good job, and receiving good health insurance.