Multidisciplinary Specialty Programs
The Cancer Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, is the region’s leading cancer treatment center for children. It provides care for more pediatric cancer patients than any other facility in South Florida.
A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Caring for Your Child and Family
The Cancer Center at Nicklaus Children's is recognized for a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to care that places the child and family at the center of a highly coordinated network of specialists who work together to anticipate and meet the needs of the child and family throughout cancer treatments and follow-up care. When children enter the Cancer Center, they benefit from knowing that an entire team of pediatric specialists is putting their needs and the needs of their family first.
The team includes:
- • Pediatric oncologists
- • Pediatric radiologists
- • Pediatric pathologists
- • Pediatric hematologists
- • Pediatric neurosurgeons
- • Pediatric surgeons
- • Other pediatric subspecialists
- • Specially trained oncology nurses
- • Clinical nurse specialists
- • Dietitians
- • Pharmacists
- • Rehabilitative specialists
- • Social workers
- • Child life specialists
- • Psychiatry and psychology specialists
- • Spiritual counselors
As part of its commitment to meeting each child’s needs, the Cancer Center has developed specialty cancer programs for children with bone marrow transplantation-related conditions, brain tumors, "late effects" of cancer treatments, sickle cell anemia and clotting and hypercoagulability disorders.