Cancer and Blood Disorders Program

When your child is diagnosed with cancer, a blood disease or immune deficiency disorder, finding the right medical team is your first and most important step. Our experienced team sees nearly 7,000 patients each year. At any given time, more than 250 patients are being treated for cancer or blood disorders here. Arkansas Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program is the only pediatric cancer treatment program in the state. The large number of children we will serve each year helps us develop new care and treatments and train future health leaders through our fellowship program.

Surround your child with expert care

Our expert doctors and care teams are highly skilled in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of childhood problems related to blood and tumors, such as:



Coagulation disorders


Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Lymphoma - Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Solid Tumors


Bone tumors

Soft-tissue sarcomas

Germ cell tumors

Liver tumors


Other malignant diseases


At Arkansas Children’s your child will have access to a wide range of treatments, from traditional to experimental. Treatments may include:

  • Multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluation
  • Chemotherapy infusions
  • Clinical trial access 
  • Autologous bone marrow transplant
  • Supportive Care infusions
  • Experimental Therapeutics

A leader in cancer research and family support

As a respected leader in pediatric cancer treatment, Arkansas Children's is a member of several groups dedicated to improving the lives of children and families living with cancer and blood disorders. Membership in these groups lets your child receive cutting-edge treatments and take part in clinical trials.

At Arkansas Children’s, we are members of:

Download a list of treatment studies.

Specialized Cancer and Blood Disorder Teams

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

When your child comes to Arkansas Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program for treatment, he or she will have access to the latest techniques and the most advanced care. The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program trains the next generation of hematologists and oncologists. Fellows learn from the vast clinical opportunities at Arkansas Children's and will also conduct their own original research projects. Our doctors and fellows actively use what they learn at the research bench to make improvements at your child’s bedside. A robust fellowship program is a testament to our high patient volume and expertise in providing care for a variety of conditions.

Meet the cancer and blood disorders team

Make an appointment

To make an appointment or contact us, please call 501-364-1494. You must have a referral from your child’s doctor or the Department of Health.

If you are seeking a second opinion, we will provide a referral form for you to complete.


1 Children’s Way – Slot 512-10
South Wing
First Floor

Office: 501-364-1494

Fax: 501-364-3634

Medical Director: David Becton, MD