Pediatric Leukemia Treatment Team
Children with leukemia should have their treatment coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals with expertise in treating childhood leukemia and other diseases of the Blood. Treatment should be overseen by a pediatric oncologist, a doctor who specializes in treating children with cancer. The treatment team may include the following specialists:
Because cancer in children is rare, taking part in a clinical trial should be considered. Clinical trials are taking place in many parts of the country. Information about ongoing clinical trials is available from the NCI Website. Choosing the most appropriate cancer treatment is a decision that ideally involves the patient, family, and health care team.