Blood and cancer care

Pediatric specialists at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart deliver leading care for children with cancer and blood disorders.

Child receiving cancer care from a pediatric oncologist at Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida.

Pediatric blood and cancer care at Studer Family Children's Hospital

Board-certified pediatric oncologists and hematologists at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart in Northwest Florida diagnose, manage and treat all types of childhood cancer, blood disorders and bone marrow failure. We deliver highly specialized and compassionate care when families need it most. By sharing best practices and the latest in cancer treatment and research, we bring the best of pediatric cancer care to your family.

Diagnosing and treating cancer and blood disorders

Listening and compassion are important parts of every appointment. We start with a face-to-face discussion about your child’s care plan, talking through any questions and concerns. Our care teams deliver highly specialized care for childhood cancers and blood disorders, including:

  • Anemia
  • Blood disorders, such as neutropenia or thrombocytopenia
  • Bone tumors
  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Hemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease and other bleeding disorders
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia and lymphoma
  • Sarcoma and other rare cancers
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thrombophilia, including Factor V Leiden and other clotting disorders
  • Other childhood cancers

A cancer or blood disorder diagnosis can be difficult. We provide supportive, compassionate care to your child and family. From your first appointment, you will have a nurse navigator – helping you schedule appointments and answering your questions, big and small.

Affiliated with University of Florida Health

Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart and UF Health, home of UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, bring together multidisciplinary teams of highly specialized doctors who are at the forefront of the latest research and clinical trials, and diagnostic, surgical and technological developments. This means your child and family are connected to some of the most advanced pediatric specialty care.

Team approach and connecting the dots for your child’s care

At Studer Family Children’s Hospital, your child and family have a highly experienced multispecialty team dedicated to your child’s care. Our pediatric oncologists and hematologists have the expertise to diagnose and treat even the most complex cancers and blood disorders. Using advanced testing and imaging, we evaluate and diagnose your child’s condition.

If your child is diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder, they may have appointments with various specialists. Our doctors and nurses collaborate with other specialists to provide comprehensive and coordinated care to your child. If chemotherapy or surgery is part of your child’s care plan, they will receive care on-site at Studer Family Children’s Hospital. When bone marrow transplantation or radiation treatment is needed, your child’s doctor works closely with other specialists, including doctors at UF Health, to help your child receive the care they need.

Care for hemophilia and other blood disorders

Families in Northwest Florida can get advanced care for blood disorders close to home. Experienced specialists and care teams at Studer Family Children’s Hospital diagnose and treat children with bleeding and clotting disorders, such as hemophilia, sickle cell disease, von Willebrand disease and Factor V Leiden. As a part of UF Health, we are a national hemophilia treatment center. Our multispecialty team works together to deliver personalized care for your child.

Mother and son smiling together.

Clinical trials for cancer and blood disorders

At Studer Family Children’s Hospital, families have access to the latest in therapeutics for pediatric cancer treatment. Depending on your child’s diagnosis, your child’s doctor may recommend a clinical trial as part of their care plan. Our pediatric cancer center is part of the Children’s Oncology Group – a national consortium for pediatric cancer trials supported by the National Cancer Institute. This gives your child and family access to some of the most up-to-date clinical trials available. Talk with your child’s doctor if you have questions about clinical trials.

Supportive care for your child and family

Our licensed clinical social workers are also here to deliver care and support to your child as they go through cancer treatment. Palliative care focuses on improving your child’s quality of life, managing pain, and providing emotional support for your child and your family. Additionally, our child life specialists, social workers, case managers and finance specialists are dedicated to supporting patients and families in our care.

A cancer center designed for children and families

While your child is getting treatment, they may spend a lot of time in our care. Studer Family Children’s Hospital is designed to be a home away from home – with private suites for patients, a family room, playroom, movie room, laundry room, and more. These homelike amenities are here to help make your family as comfortable as possible and allow you to spend more time with your child.

Blood and cancer care