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Creating Cancer & Blood Disorders Breakthroughs Through Research

In the U.S., cancer remains the leading disease-related cause of death among children. Our nationally-known researchers are pushing the boundaries for developing personalized treatment plans based on whole genome analysis of tumors, transforming care and actively pursuing cures.

Why Connecticut Children’s?
  • Our Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders provides access to novel therapies and clinical trials
  • Connecticut Children’s is one of 200+ international members of the national Children’s Oncology Group, with more than 100 active clinical trials open at any time
  • Our nationally-known researchers are pushing the boundaries for developing personalized treatment plans based on whole genome analysis of tumors
  • Our pediatric oncologists and hematologists have special training in how to diagnose and treat all childhood cancers and blood disorders
  • Connecticut Children’s experts from many specialties work together to provide a seamless, comprehensive experience from diagnosis to follow-up
Research Partnerships
  • Jackson Laboratory (JAX) – Connecticut Children’s is working with JAX to better understand and develop targeted therapies for pediatric brain and bone cancers
  • Children’s Oncology Group – As a member of this international consortium, Connecticut Children’s provides access to the latest innovations in clinical therapy
  • Smash Childhood Cancer – World Community Grid hosted by IBM
  • Beat Childhood Cancer Consortium – Connecticut Children’s collaborates with over 40 hospitals throughout the U.S. to bring novel therapies to children with cancer
  • The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Sunshine Project – Connecticut Children’s collaborates with 22 hospitals throughout the U.S. to bring more targeted treatment to children with cancer
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine – Connecticut Children’s is the primary teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, collaborating on scientific research to advance medicine
Convenient Care

We have six convenient locations offering specialized care for cancer & blood disorders. Find one near you.

Advanced Care for Brain Tumors

Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. Connecticut Children’s is one of the few children’s hospitals in the country with a team dedicated to diagnosing and treating tumors. Our pediatric oncologists partner with our highly skilled neurosurgeons and radiology specialists on a collaborative treatment approach.

Protecting Little Hearts

Together with our Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Program—a top 50-ranked program by the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey—our Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders actively looks for early markers of heart damage in pediatric cancer patients. Our experts use cardiac MRI to detect cardiac damage and determine therapies that prevent and manage heart damage in cancer survivors before it progresses.

Specialized Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

Connecticut Children’s Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program is the premier service in western New England exclusively focused on adolescents and young adults with cancer. We offer world-class specialists and an unmatched level of clinical-trial access for patients diagnosed with a wide variety of cancers, including leukemias, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, soft-tissue and bone sarcomas, and germ-cell tumors. This program was created because adolescents and young adults have historically fallen into a gap in cancer care with limited and inconsistent access to cutting-edge therapy. Our program is fighting to close that gap every day, providing more treatment options, offering total support for our young patients and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

  • Brain Tumors

    Advanced Care for Brain Tumors

    Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. Connecticut Children’s is one of the few children’s hospitals in the country with a team dedicated to diagnosing and treating tumors. Our pediatric oncologists partner with our highly skilled neurosurgeons and radiology specialists on a collaborative treatment approach.

  • Cardio-Oncology

    Protecting Little Hearts

    Together with our Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Program—a top 50-ranked program by the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals survey—our Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders actively looks for early markers of heart damage in pediatric cancer patients. Our experts use cardiac MRI to detect cardiac damage and determine therapies that prevent and manage heart damage in cancer survivors before it progresses.

  • Adolescents and Young Adults

    Specialized Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

    Connecticut Children’s Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program is the premier service in western New England exclusively focused on adolescents and young adults with cancer. We offer world-class specialists and an unmatched level of clinical-trial access for patients diagnosed with a wide variety of cancers, including leukemias, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, soft-tissue and bone sarcomas, and germ-cell tumors. This program was created because adolescents and young adults have historically fallen into a gap in cancer care with limited and inconsistent access to cutting-edge therapy. Our program is fighting to close that gap every day, providing more treatment options, offering total support for our young patients and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

“The knowledge that you acquire during research can actually help improve the outcome of the patients’ lives.”

Distinguished oncologist and researcher Ching C. Lau, MD, PhD is the division head for Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.

“The knowledge that you acquire during research can actually help improve the outcome of the patients’ lives.”

Distinguished oncologist and researcher Ching C. Lau, MD, PhD is the division head for Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.

Hear Our Stories

Jillian's Story

Less than a decade ago, Jillian Duffy was a patient at Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. Now, she’s Miss Connecticut and gets the chance to visit with patients at the Medical Center once a month. She tells them she’s living proof that no matter your diagnosis, you can still achieve your dreams.

READ JILLIAN'S STORY

Anthony's Story

Anthony had been in remission for more than three years when a routine MRI scan revealed his third brain tumor. Since Anthony already received the maximum amount of radiation during his previous treatment, Eileen Gillan, MD, a hematologist and oncologist at Connecticut Children’s, needed to come up with a different regimen.

READ ANTHONY'S STORY

Rylie's Story

“The care and comfort of Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders team helped us persevere even through the toughest times, and Rylie has come through as happy and healthy as I ever could have hoped.” — Sasha, Rylie’s Mom

READ RYLIE'S STORY

Kelly's Story

After being diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 10, Kelly had a long road to recovery. Now six years cancer-free, Kelly says she knew she was in the best hands while receiving treatment at Connecticut Children’s.

READ KELLY'S STORY

“I love the feeling of seeing a child respond and then be cured of a cancer diagnosis.”

Michael Isakoff, MD is the clinical director for Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.

“I love the feeling of seeing a child respond and then be cured of a cancer diagnosis.”

Michael Isakoff, MD is the clinical director for Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.

Our Cancer & Blood Disorders Providers

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Ching C. Lau, MD, PhD
Division Head, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
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Michael Isakoff, MD
Clinical Director, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
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Natalie Bezler, MD
Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
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Donna Boruchov, MD
Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
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Natasha N. Frederick, MD, MPH, MST
Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Joanna Gell, MD
Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
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Eileen Gillan, MD
Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Dr. McKay
Laura McKay, MD
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
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Kerry Moss, MD
Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
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Andrea Orsey, MD
Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

Schedule a Video Visit

See a Connecticut Children’s pediatric specialist from home or another secure location using your smartphone, tablet or personal computer!

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Schedule an In-Person Visit

Need to schedule an in-person appointment? If you haven’t seen us before, please complete the form to request an appointment. We will contact you within one business day. Existing patients: schedule an appointment using MyChart.

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Cancer2