Services and Condition Specialties at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

At Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, we provide evaluation and treatment for a wide range of oncology and hematology conditions. While following the guidelines of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), each plan of cancer care is customized to meet the individual needs of the child or teen. We work closely with families to find the right treatment for each child and include families in every step of the process. We understand that childhood and adolescent cancer affects everyone in the family, and our goal is to help preserve quality of life during and after therapy.

Clinical Trials

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, which provides families in the region access to all national clinical trials. With nearly 100 active trials at any given time for pediatric and adolescent cancers, many of our treatment plans include participation in trials that give families access to the latest in cancer research and treatment options.

Leukemia and Lymphoma

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and is the most common type of cancer in children. The most common types of leukemia include:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic myeloblastic leukemia (CML)

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, a part of the body’s immune system. Lymphoma can start in almost any part of the body and spread to other tissues or organs and is the third most common childhood cancer. Types of lymphoma found in children often include:

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, T-cell and B-cell subtypes

We offer innovative clinical trials and a wide range of treatments, including secondary treatment options such as stem cell transplantation for children of all ages and with all forms of pediatric leukemia and lymphoma.

Brain and Spine Tumors

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute has Kentucky’s only multidisciplinary pediatric brain and spinal cord tumor treatment program. The program provides specialized care for children and teens with brain and spinal cord tumors through a team approach that includes a neuroradiologist, neuro-oncologist, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neurologist, pathologists, physical and occupational therapists and a psychologist. Brain tumors in children and teens are different from those in adults, and our team of pediatric specialists works to offer the best outcomes for these children and the highest possible quality of life after treatment.

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