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  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center treat children with cancer and blood disorders, providing the best in patient care and advances in diagnosis and treatment to the children of Mississippi and surrounding states. We are active members of the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest children's cancer research collaborative with more than 210 member hospitals, and participate in clinical research protocols aimed at improving the lives of children with cancer and blood disorders and advancing future treatments and outcomes.

    The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at UMMC is an ACGME-accredited program lasting three years. We currently accept one fellow per year. The first year is spent with an emphasis in clinical care, while the last two years focusing on research. Training occurs mostly at Batson Children's Hospital . Bone marrow transplant patients are housed on the fifth floor of the critical care tower at UMMC in a 12-bed unit shared with the adult hematologists/oncologists. We also follow patients in the 64 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Wiser Women's and Infant's Hospital. Outpatient clinics include the Children's Cancer clinic on the ground floor of Batson Children's Hospital for Children and the Bleeding Disorders clinic at the Jackson Medical Mall.

    In 2010, we had 71 new oncology diagnoses with the majority being brain tumors and leukemias. We currently follow over 500 oncology patients and over 700 patients with sickle cell disease. Every year there are about 75 new sickle cell disease patients that are diagnosed in infancy and referred to our clinic for evaluation and management. We also follow over 150 hemophilia patients and over 300 bleeding disorder patients at our Bleeding Disorders clinic.