If your child’s condition is difficult to cure or does not respond to traditional therapies, we are ready and prepared to offer new techniques and clinical trials, providing the skill and experience necessary to treat the most complex cases. Our team of innovative therapeutics specialists is dedicated to research and improving your child’s health. Innovative therapeutics is the study and development of new medicines and treatments that are more effective and less harmful to the body. These new therapies can target specific types of tumors and can be designed for your child’s own genetic make-up. Thanks to our team your child can receive advanced, next-level care right here at Arkansas Children’s, without the need to travel elsewhere.
We partner with national and international groups to study and share the latest cutting-edge treatments for many conditions. Our innovative program provides special care to children with complicated or unusual conditions.
If your child is already a patient at Arkansas Children’s we have all of the information and paperwork needed to determine if he or she is a candidate for our innovative therapeutics program.
If your child is referred to us, our experts will determine if there is a therapy or clinical trial that can help your child. If there is, then we will study your child’s case to make sure there is nothing in his or her medical history that would exclude him or her from participating.
When our innovative therapeutics program is not a fit, we will work with you to find a medical center that makes sense for your child’s specific condition.
To help us determine if your child can take part in a clinical trial through our Innovative Therapeutics Program you will need to send the materials listed on the Required Medical Records Checklist (as applicable).
The materials needed are:
Radiological Films (CT, MRI)
Operative Note(s) to include date(s) and type(s) of all surgical procedure(s)
Please send them to:
Catherine Redinger, RN
ATTN: Catherine Redinger, RN – Nurse Coordinator Innovative Therapeutics Team
Please call the office before faxing: 501-364-4290
Mail all SCANS (on CDs) and above materials to:
Dr. Kevin Bielamowicz
Department of Hematology/Oncology
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way – Slot 512-10
Little Rock, AR 72202
If you have any questions regarding the above information and instructions, please contact our office. Call 501-364-4290, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
We offer innovative therapeutics for patients with a poor prognosis when they are first diagnosed and advanced and recurring tumors or those that do not respond to initial treatments. We offer different types of innovative therapeutics, which are used to customize treatment plans based on each patient's unique disease and genetic makeup.
Arkansas Children’s, we are connected to international networks of researchers studying and developing the latest medical therapies. In many cases, we can provide treatments to your child right here on campus. In some cases, we may connect your child to developing treatments based at a partner medical center.
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