Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Winning the battle against pediatric cancer takes a team approach — a team with the strength of many disciplines to provide advanced pediatric cancer treatment.

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides unparalleled childhood cancer care to families in Kentucky, Southern Indiana and beyond.

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute was formed by combining the resources of the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital with the Norton Cancer Institute in affiliation with the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Norton Children’s Cancer Institute provides the region with the latest advancements in pediatric cancer care and programs.

“It is easy to smile when life rolls along like a sweet song, but worthy are these children who are able to keep their smile and be joyful when things in their life have gone so wrong.”

Ashok B. Raj, M.D.

Collaboration With UofL School of Medicine For Your Child’s Care

We work with providers from UofL Physicians to provide the best possible care for your child. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care in the 21st century with clinical research and education.

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, is a long-standing member of the Children’s Oncology Group. The group is the world’s largest group of hospitals devoted to treating children with cancer. Our team, along with other Children’s Oncology Group hospitals, follow the same best practices and treatment regimens for childhood cancer treatment. This means your child will have access to treatment plans that other pediatric cancer facilities use, as well as the latest clinical trials to improve cure rates while decreasing any possible long-term effects.

The Norton Children’s Difference

Norton Children’s Hospital’s cancer care program is one of the oldest oncology programs in the U.S. that has been continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. Backed by nearly 60 years of pediatric expertise, we have a proven cancer care team that integrates the different disciplines of leading cancer specialists, including oncologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers, chaplains, behaviorists, therapists and pharmacists. This skilled, multidisciplinary team is entirely focused on the needs of your child and your family.

In addition, we are home to:

  • Kentucky’s only multidisciplinary pediatric brain tumor program
  • The state’s only stem cell transplant program specifically for children
  • The state’s only pediatric apheresis and photopheresis programs
  • One of the few ocular oncology programs in the U.S.
  • An immunotherapy and cancer vaccine program
  • One of the country’s largest sickle cell anemia treatment programs
  • The state’s only Adolescent and Young Adult Program and Transition Clinic
  • Life after cancer survivorship program
  • Pediatric bleeding and clotting program (hemostasis and thrombosis)

We Treat All Forms of Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders

Whether your child experiences a rare tumor or a blood disorder, if they need a bone marrow transplant or surgery, we provide care that treats the whole child with a focus on limiting any long-term effects. No matter your child’s age when diagnosed, there is age-appropriate care and support to guide them as they grow.

Common conditions we treat:

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Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Talk to a member of our care team about advanced pediatric cancer care.

Call (502) 629-7725


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