The division enjoys an international reputation in a number of areas and offers the full spectrum of clinical services within this specialty to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The oncology faculty are experts in the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma neuroblastoma, musculoskeletal tumors, and myelodysplastic syndromes and offers a long term follow-up clinic for patients surviving a childhood malignancy.
The hematology faculty offer comprehensive programs for children with sickle cell disease and for children with bleeding or clotting disorders as well as expertise in the treatment of anemias, and white cell disorders.
The Pratt Family Foundation has generously supported the Duke Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology since 2001. Initially, this funding allowed the division to add clinical social workers to its healthcare team, and eventually provided the necessary support to establish the PrattCARES program. Through this program, the division provides essential state-wide community-based educational tools to pediatric oncology patients and families, including classroom presentations, preparations for patients’ return to school, annual events (Sibling Day), and a bereavement program.
A parent of a pediatric hematology-oncology patient who is enrolled in the PrattCARES program said, “Parents are stressed enough in trying to figuring out what to do and which direction to go, and the PrattCARES Program provides such a relief. It lifts the burden from the parent from having to worry about educating friends and family about what we are dealing with in battling childhood cancer.”
PrattCARES programming is generously funded by the Pratt Family Foundation.
If you would like to support PrattCARES programming, please contact Culver Scales at 919.385.3133 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or donate online.
The Duke Adolescents Transitioning to Leadership and Success (ATLAS) program is also funded by the Pratt Family Foundation.