Pediatric Hemato-Oncology in Sheba
Sheba Medical Center provides both inpatient and outpatient treatment for cancer affecting children. We receive about 120 new cases each year and are dedicated to bring world class medicine with a personal touch to each of our patients. The Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department sees 1,200 inpatients and 4,000 outpatients every year.
Wilcheck Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Outpatient Clinic and Day Care Units
As part of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, this clinic provides multidisciplinary care for children with cancer and blood disorders. The facets of treatment include medical care, social support, psychosocial therapy, and complementary therapies such as art therapy.
Also included in the clinic are treatment rooms for procedures like bone marrow aspirations as well as chemotherapy administration rooms.
The inpatient treatment ward provides advanced care for hospitalized pediatric cancer patients. It contains 16 beds in a high tech setting, complete with stringent infection controls like HEPA filters and positive pressure entranceways. Around the clock care is provided by a dedicated medical and nursing staff. Additionally, parents and family are offered support, comfort, and constant status updates.
Pediatric Leukemias, Solid and Brain Tumor Research Laboratory
Our research here is focused on the treatment of childhood cancer patients, particularly those with aggressive and difficult to treat cancers. We take a comprehensive approach, combining clinical and basic research with a multidisciplinary team, including members of the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department. We have numerous ongoing research projects, including investigations into genetic markers of pediatric brain cancer, hematological malignancies, stem cell research, and studies of drugs for the treatment of brain cancer.
The Marion and Elie Wiesel Children’s Pavilion
The Wiesel Children’s Pavilion is a unique pediatric hospice that is dedicated to improving quality of life and comfort for advanced stage childhood cancer patients. Additionally, the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department offers palliative home care, complete with a home care nurse. Social workers, pediatric oncologists, and psychologists are made available to patients and their families as part of this program.
Prof. Amos Toren is the director of both the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department and the Stem Cell Transplant Unit. He specializes in pediatrics, general hematology, and pediatric hemato-oncology. He has particular interests in bone marrow transplantations and the genetic aspects of hematological diseases.
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