When a child is diagnosed with cancer, a blood disease or immune deficiency disorder, finding the right medical team is the first and most important step. For more than 90 percent of Arkansas' pediatric patients, Arkansas Children's is the right place for treatment. Our experienced team sees nearly 7,000 patients in clinic each year and more than 250 patients, at any given time, are being treated for cancer or blood disorders at Arkansas Children's.
Arkansas Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program (Hematology/Oncology Program) is the only pediatric cancer treatment program in the state, and the team treats over 95 percent of all types of childhood cancer. Among the 12 major types of childhood cancer, Leukemias (cancers of the blood) and brain tumors account for more than half of all cases.
As a respected leader in pediatric cancer treatment, Arkansas Children's is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), which provides information and support to help children and their families in the fight against cancer.
The Circle of Friends Hematology-Oncology Clinic provides: diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of childhood problems related to blood and/or tumors, such as anemia, thrombocytopenia, coagulation disorders, leukemia and other malignant diseases.