Recognized as a Top 50 Cancer Program by U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024
At the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, we’re dedicated to treating children with both rare and common cancers and blood disorders. As one of the first cancer facilities in Florida specifically for children, we have decades of experience treating these complex conditions.
We understand how difficult it is for families dealing with a diagnosis of cancer or blood disorder. Our compassionate team is here to support your child throughout every step of their treatment.
Our hematology and oncology experts specialize in treating children, teens and young adults, using the latest advances and most innovative therapies. If your child needs treatment for cancer or a blood disorder, we are here for you.
Why Choose Us for Cancer and Blood Disorders Treatment?
When your child comes to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for cancer or blood disorder treatment, you can expect:
- Expert team: Our hematologists and oncologists are all experts in their fields. They work closely with the hospital’s other specialists to create a treatment plan customized for each patient.
- Whole-child approach to care: We understand the complex physical and emotional needs of children with cancer or blood disorders. Your child’s treatment team includes social workers, psychologists, Child Life specialists and other experts. Together, they address your child’s needs throughout treatment.
- Innovative treatments: Thanks to treatment advances, many childhood cancers are now curable. We offer leading-edge therapies for all types of cancer and blood disorders such as sickle cell disease and hemophilia. We offer expertise in bone marrow transplant techniques that improve outcomes for children with leukemia and lymphoma. We were also the first children’s hospital in Florida certified to offer CAR T-cell therapy. This immunotherapy is a lifesaving treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or lymphoma.
- Access to clinical trials: We’re an accredited member of the Children’s Oncology Group. This allows us to participate in cooperative clinical trials and research with other hospitals to improve patient outcomes. We’re also a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which is based in Baltimore. This relationship gives our patients access to all of Johns Hopkins’ research studies and trials without leaving Florida.
About the Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute
We offer comprehensive care for children, teens and young adults with all types of cancer and blood disorders. Learn more about us:
Avalynn’s Battle with Childhood Leukemia
Two-year-old Avalynn was an active toddler until one day, a small fall eventually unveiled a larger health issue – childhood leukemia. Her parents share their story of finding a diagnosis that led them to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for treatment. With the help of a care team, who became an extension of their family, Avalynn is now an active, energetic pre-schooler.
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is Florida’s largest pediatric
blood and bone marrow transplantation program and was founded in 1985 by
Robert Good, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in the fields of transplantation
Our program is one of the largest pediatric sickle cell programs on Florida’s west coast and provides comprehensive care to patients from birth to age 21. Our experts also specialize in transitioning pediatric patients to adult care.
Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders
We provide care for children of all ages with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders in our hemophilia treatment center. Specialists in hematology, pharmacy, orthopaedics, nutrition, social work and physical therapy work together to provide comprehensive care.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute is the only certified treatment center in Florida offering CAR T-cell therapy to treat patients up to 25 years old who have B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy for Non-Malignant Conditions
The Center brings together specialists in immunology, hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant, and other areas of medicine with experience in diagnosing and treating rare disorders through transplantation.
Our CanSurvive Clinic informs each cancer survivor about specific health risks and monitors these risks. We support cancer survivors at various stages of their lives and help survivors understand and prepare for their long-term health.
Patient & Family Resources
Whether beginning treatment or years into remission, our Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute provides a variety of resources to help patients and their families understand and prepare for long-term health and happiness.