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.

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    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 Patients

    Mylene, a 15-year old from Switzerland, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that was not responding to conventional treatment. CAR-T Cell Therapy at Sheba saved her life.

    Lampros Kallenos, a vibrant 6-year-old boy from Cyprus, arrived at Sheba when he was only three weeks old. He was diagnosed with lymphangiomatosis, a rare and serious condition. Specialists from almost every department at Sheba have been involved in his treatment.

    Dima Ashepkov was diagnosed in Russia with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At only 11 months old, his parents brought him to Sheba – where he received advanced, life-saving treatments that helped him conquer his cancer. He is now an active and healthy six year old.

    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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    Tailor-made medicine

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