Wilcheck Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Outpatient Clinic
The Wilcheck Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Division treats approximately 4,000 outpatients yearly, and our center is the leading unit in Israel for treating childhood cancers. We provide cutting-edge care for children with a range of hemato-oncological malignancies, including leukemias and lymphomas. Our pediatric specialists provide world-class therapies with a personalized and gentle approach – tailored for kids. As in all of Sheba’s pediatric clinics, we are deeply dedicated to providing kids with “pain-free medicine.”
Our modern facility is specially designed to offer integrative medical services and psychosocial support for children and their families. Additionally, the waiting area is furnished with all the comforts needed to pass the time while awaiting test results and procedures, including food, drinks and entertainment such as medical clowns, TV and games.
The Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital
The Wilcheck Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Clinic and Day Care Units are located on the first floor of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical Center. In this state-of-the-art pediatric hospital unit in Israel, expert medical care is given within a cheerful decorated environment made expressly for kids.
Departments in the Safra Children’s Hospital include:
- Pediatric Rehabilitation Department
- Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic
- Department of Pediatric Surgery
- The Edmond J. Safra International Congenital Heart Center
- Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department
- The Claudio Cohen Department of Pediatric Intensive Care
- The Raphael Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department
- The Pediatric Psychosomatic Department
- The Albert Katz Department of Neonatology
- The Weinberg Child Development Center
- The Pediatric Pulmonary Unit
- The Pediatric Metabolic Disease
- The Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit
- The Pediatric Nephrology Unit
- The Pediatric Rheumatology Department
- The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit
- The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit
- The Institute for Rare Diseases
- The Pediatric Neurology Unit
- The Pediatric Stem Cell Research Institute
- The Institute of Pediatric Cardiology
- The Pediatric Community Medicine Unit
What Diseases Do We Treat?
Sheba’s Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Division functions as a major referral center for all pediatric hemato-oncological malignancies, treating kids with a broad variety of hematological diseases, immunodeficiencies, thalassemia, inborn errors of metabolism and bone marrow failure. Our primary focus is children, but we also provide care for young adults under 30 who present with solid tumors that are more typically diagnosed in children.
What Treatments Do We Offer?
Patients visit our outpatient clinic from other hospitals in Israel and from around the world for initial diagnostic tests, counseling, follow-up treatment and emergency care.
In addition to providing customized medical therapies, such as chemotherapy, biologic treatments and immunotherapy, we also perform bone marrow aspirations.
Director of the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Division
Prof. Amos Toren is the director of both the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department and the Stem Cell Transplant Unit. His particular area of research is in CAR T-cell therapy, and he specializes in pediatrics, general hematology, and pediatric hemato-oncology. Additionally, Prof. Toren holds a PhD in genetics and qualified as a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the Recanati Business School, Tel Aviv University.
Deputy Director, Pediatric Hemato-Oncology and BMT Division
Head, Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Day Care Service
Dr. Golan specializes in pediatrics and pediatric hemato-oncology, and she has developed a particular expertise in neuroblastoma treatment. She is also the director of the computerized program of inpatient and outpatient medical records and established the computerized chemotherapy protocols and patients’ database. Dr. Golan is actively engaged in many clinical research trials exploring neuroblastoma treatment. She received her medical degree from the Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion, Haifa.
Attending Physician at the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department
Investigator in Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy, Pediatric Research Institute, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital
Dr. Jacoby is a leading physician in the implementation of cutting-edge CAR-T therapy for lymphoma and leukemia patients in Sheba. He received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, and finished a clinical fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Holistic Healthcare – Focused on Your Child
When our young patients and their families visit the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Outpatient Clinic, we design every treatment program to consider not only the medical outcome, but also the child’s comfort and overall well-being. Optimal anesthesia and sedation is used to help ensure a pain-free experience. Every patient’s care is infused with the professional expertise and compassion of our specialists. To promote the best quality of life possible, our team includes an array of rehabilitation and supportive therapists, including art therapists, nutritionists, physical therapists and social workers.