Pediatric blood and cancer care, close to home
Pediatric oncologists and hematologists at Dell Children's - Children's Blood and Cancer Center Davis Lane in Austin diagnose and treat cancer and blood disorders in infants, children and teens, including:
Blood disorders, such as neutropenia or thrombocytopenia
Brain and spine tumors
Leukemia and lymphoma
Sickle cell disease
Other childhood cancers
At Dell Children's - Children's Blood and Cancer Center Davis Lane, you’ll find an experienced pediatric care team. By sharing best practices and the latest in cancer treatment and research – we bring the best of pediatric cancer care to your family.
Advanced treatment options
When you choose Dell Children’s, your child and family are connected to advanced treatment options at Dell Children’s Medical Center, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, clinical trials and more.
Surgery: Surgery may be recommended as part of your child’s care plan to remove a cancerous tumor and the surrounding tissues. Whenever possible, pediatric surgeons use minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgical techniques use small incisions and may help shorten their recovery. We understand surgery can feel scary for your child and your family. Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure and answer your questions. We also help you and your child understand what to expect before, during and after surgery.
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a medication that helps destroy or stop the growth of cancer cells. Your child’s care team explains the type of chemotherapy your child is taking and discusses any side effects. During treatment, your child’s care team monitors them for new or changing side effects and helps your child feel as comfortable as possible.
Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy uses high-powered X-rays to target and destroy cancer cells. This treatment may be given before surgery or chemotherapy to help reduce the size of cancer tumors. Before treatment, your child’s care team explains what to expect and helps your child stay comfortable during treatment. And your child’s doctor works closely with you and your child’s care team to monitor for side effects.
Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy stimulates your child’s immune system to help destroy cancer cells. This treatment can also help control side effects from chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Clinical trials: Your child’s doctor may recommend a clinical trial as part of their care plan. Clinical trials may provide more options for treatment, especially when cancer is not responding to traditional treatments.
Designed for children and families
Children may need to spend a lot of time in our cancer center — so we designed it to be a home away from home. Child life specialists help make sure your child gets time to play, study and socialize with other kids. We also have comfortable spaces for your family to spend time together.
Along the way, your child’s care may require imaging, lab testing, pharmacy or other specialists – you do not have to navigate their care alone. Your child’s care team will help you schedule appointments, connect with other services and support groups, and answer your questions.