Pediatric Hemato-Oncology
in Israel

The Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department at Sheba Medical Center provides compassionate and comprehensive care for children with cancer and blood disorders, such as lymphomas and leukemias. Our internationally renowned specialists treat approximately 1,200 inpatients and 4,000 outpatients every year. As a part of the state-of-the-art Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, we are committed to designing personalized therapies for every young patient – always using the latest techniques and technologies.

Childhood Cancers & Conditions that We Treat at Sheba

Our Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Department doctors are skilled in diagnosing and treating many
childhood cancers and serious blood disorders, including:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

  • Acute Myelogenous (myeloid, myelocytic, non-lymphocytic) Leukemia (AML)

  • Childhood Hodgkin Disease/Lymphoma (HD)

  • Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

  • Sarcomas

  • Bone Tumors

  • Brain Tumors

Treatments that we offer:

  • Traditional chemotherapy

  • Targeted chemotherapy

  • Radiation therapy

  • Bone marrow stem cell transplants

  • CAR-T cell therapy


to Come to Sheba for

Pediatric Treatment


Inpatient ward with strict infection controls, such as HEPA filters and positive pressure entranceways


Dedicated 24-hour medical and nursing staff


Multidisciplinary physicians collaborate to provide personalized treatments

& Efficiency

A personal coordinator from the International Medical Tourism Division is assigned to help each child and their family


Progressive, research-based therapies that are not available in other medical centers

for Children

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic designed specifically to treat kids

Sheba – Ranked in the

Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide

Sheba Medical Center sets the standard for excellence in patient-focused care. Recently, Newsweek included Sheba on their prestigious list of the Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide. This endorsement recognizes Sheba as a leading force in medical science and biotechnological innovation – maximizing the latest technologies while always providing holistic, outstanding healthcare. Sheba is strongly committed to delivering personalized, expert medicine to everyone from all over the world.

The 10 Best Hospitals in the World

Special Technologies

& Treatments at Sheba

Research Laboratory –
Pediatric Leukemias, Solid and Brain Tumors

Working with specialists from the Hemato-Oncology Department, we combine clinical and basic research to find new therapies for childhood cancers that are aggressive and difficult to treat. Ongoing studies include investigations into genetic markers of pediatric brain cancer, stem cell research, hematological malignancies, and drugs for treating brain cancer.

CAR-T Cell Therapy

Sheba Medical Center is one of a select few medical centers worldwide to offer CAR-T therapy, a revolutionary treatment for leukemia. CAR-T therapy involves injecting genetically engineered T-cells into the patient, which act as killer cells that target and destroy tumor cells. Our campus has all of the facilities necessary to implement this progressive therapy.

Meet Our Doctors

Amos Toren, MD

Amos Toren, MD

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. Prof. Toren also has specific interests in bone marrow transplantations and the genetic aspects of hematological diseases.

Elad Jacoby, MD

Elad Jacoby, MD

Attending Physician at the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department Investigator in Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy, The 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 at 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 Approach to Healing

At Sheba, our medical staff is devoted to preparing our small patients and their families to cope with the stresses of cancer and other related conditions. Our hospital has a cheerful and calm environment, and we strive to promote a high quality of life throughout treatment. We also aim to keep every child as comfortable and pain-free as possible – with optimal anesthesia and sedation. With genuine concern for each patient’s overall well-being, we attend to the physical, psychological, and social-emotional aspects of every individual.

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Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone.

We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.

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