Unparalleled care for neuroblastoma
Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, provides unparalleled cancer care to families in Kentucky, Southern Indiana and beyond. We have the skills and equipment to precisely diagnose and treat neuroblastoma, the most common solid tumor found in children. The average age of diagnosis is about 18 months, but the tumor occasionally is seen in teenagers or young adults. About 800 new cases of neuroblastoma are diagnosed each year in the U.S.
Highly trained specialists at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute collaborate to provide the best possible care for kids with neuroblastoma. With a deep commitment to innovation and constant learning, this means you can count on our team to provide the latest, most advanced treatment options available.
Norton Children’s Cancer Institute was formed through a collaboration of Norton Cancer Institute and the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital. Norton Children’s Cancer Institute offers the latest advancements in pediatric cancer care and programs, serving as a beacon of hope for families not just in Greater Louisville but nationwide.
Groundbreaking treatment through collaboration
Board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute offer sophisticated treatment for neuroblastoma. We have the ability to pinpoint the tumor while avoiding damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Neuroblastoma treatment may include surgery to remove the tumor, chemotherapy and, in some cases, radiation therapy or stem cell transplants.
We are committed to participating in promising clinical trials and new therapies in their earliest stages, as well as developing groundbreaking research and cutting-edge technology.
Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, is a long-standing member of the Children’s Oncology Group. The Children’s Oncology Group is the largest group of hospitals around the world that treat children with cancer. Our involvement means your child will have access to innovative new treatments through clinical trials. Access to these treatments can improve childhood cancer outcomes while decreasing long-term effects. Talk with your Norton Children’s Cancer Institute providers about clinical trials that may be available.
Treating the whole child
- Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, hosts regularly scheduled support groups for kids with cancer and family members.
- Norton Children’s Infusion Center provides families with easy access to chemotherapy treatment and other medications without having to spend a night in the hospital.
- Our comprehensive and holistic approach provides the best treatment for children and adolescents with neuroblastoma. We provide care that treats the whole child with a focus on limiting any long-term effects.
- Pediatric cancer doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers, school liaison specialists and child life therapists work together to identify and address the medical, psychological and social needs of patients and their families.
- Playrooms offer space for kids to get away — no medical procedures are allowed. Children who can’t leave their rooms can have toys brought to them.
- Teens have access to video games, computers, arts and crafts, age-appropriate magazines and books. Child life therapists encourage communication and understand teens’ need for independence and privacy.The Pediatric Radiation Therapy Program enables kids to receive treatment in a separate, specially designed wing of the state-of-the-art Norton Cancer Institute Radiation Center – Downtown.
- You can communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.
Norton Children’s offers advanced pediatric cancer care
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