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The Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, formerly known as the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, based at Children’s Health, is the clinical site for pediatric hematology/oncology care at UT Southwestern Medical Center, treating cancer and blood disorders in children, including pediatric leukemia.
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital 2022-2023 list ranks our pediatric cancer program No. 16 in the nation.
World-Class Treatment Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders
The Gill Center is one of the largest pediatric hematology/oncology programs in the United States and is internationally known as a center of excellence in patient care, education, clinical and laboratory research, and patient advocacy.
The center handles more than 12,000 outpatient visits (8,500 oncology, 3,500 hematology) and 1,300 admissions per year. UT Southwestern physicians also provide a consult service for newborn patients with hematological conditions delivered at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
We use a team approach to plan and deliver clinical care that’s targeted to meet the needs of each child.
Clinical Programs and Services
Our specialized clinical programs include:
- Bleeding Disorders Treatment Program
- Brain Tumor Treatment Program
- Cancer Susceptibility Program
- Childhood Cancer Survivor Program (ACE)
- Experimental Therapeutics Program
- Pediatric Blood Diseases and Disorders
- Pediatric Musculoskeletal Tumor Program
- Pediatric Oncology
- Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Program
- Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program
- Young Women’s Blood Disorders
Our staff includes oncology clinical nurse practitioners, sickle cell disease clinical nurse practitioners, and a clinical nurse practitioner devoted to the care of hemophilia patients. Outpatient clinics are fully staffed by clinic nurses and have defined doctor-nurse teams to care for patients.
Learn more about the exceptional care provided at the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
About Hematology and Blood Disorders
Hematology is the scientific study of blood and blood-forming tissues. A hematologist is a physician who specializes in the functions and disorders of the blood, the life-maintaining fluid that circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries. Blood carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues.
Blood performs many complex functions, and there are many blood disorders that require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. These conditions include anemias and bleeding disorders, as well as cancers of the blood.
We offer a wide variety of services designed specifically to care for the emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of children. These include:
- Child life specialists
- Child psychiatry
- Nutritional support
- Pastoral care
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Prosthetics services
- Support from social workers
Our patients have access to some of the latest treatments and clinical trials available, due to Gill Center team members who are leading experts in their fields. Learn more about our innovative research programs.