The Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

The All Children's Hospital Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders provides clinical care and research trials for children, adolescents, and young adults in west and west central Florida. All Children's Hospital is the only pediatric affiliate of Moffitt Cancer Center and the primary cancer center in west Florida providing multidisciplinary care for children and adolescents.

Contact Us
To contact the Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders at All Children's Hospital, please call (727) 767-4176
Videos
The story of Justin's Bone Marrow Transplant from the 2011 All Children's Hospital Telethon
Faith's experiences in our Neuro-Oncology program were documented in the 2010 All Children's Hospital Telethon

Our physicians also oversee research, clinical and educational programs within their area of expertise. Pediatric hematology, oncology, and transplant patients have complex physical, psychological, and social needs that are served by our multidisciplinary team approach to care. Team members include specialists from social work, child life, nursing, pharmacy, patient education, and nutrition.

Our Programs

Oncology

The Oncology Program is supported by diagnostic radiologists with expertise in interventional radiology, pediatric surgeons, pediatric radiation oncologists, child life specialists, physical and occupational therapy, a clinical pharmacist, and social workers.

Hematology

The Hematology Program follows approximately 300 patients with sickle cell disease and offers multidisciplinary therapy for these patients and their families.

Pediatric Thrombosis Program

The Pediatric Thrombosis Program is directed by Dr. Neil Goldenberg. The Pediatric Thrombosis Program combines the expertise of All Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine to help children who have developed a blood clot in the veins (venous thrombosis) or arteries (arterial thrombosis). The program extends from inpatient to outpatient care, consultation, and access to the latest research developments in treatment via leadership and participation in clinical trials.

Sarcoma Program

The Sarcoma Program is in conjunction with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Damon Reed, who conducts bench research to develop novel chemotherapeutic compounds, leads the sarcoma program and evaluates patients at both Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and performs approximately 50 transplants annually. It is part of the National Marrow Donor Program and the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium. It is approved by FACT and is Children's Oncology Group accredited.

Neuro-Oncology Program

The Neuro-Oncology Program is directed by Dr. Stacie Stapleton, who is formally trained in neurooncology. This is a very busy program with about 50 new brain tumor patients yearly. We have a weekly pediatric Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board to discuss complex cases. We have 4 pediatric neurosurgeons, 3 pediatric neuroradiologists, and the area's only pediatric neuropathologist.

CanSurvive Clinic

Our CanSurvive Clinic, led by Dr. Kelly Sawczyn, provides coordinated multidisciplinary survivorship care to help patients who have completed their acute oncology or transplant care manage their long-term healthcare needs. Services include physician evaluation, nurse education, social work support and other interventions that will empower patients and families to receive optimal healthcare.

We have a growing Clinical Research Program, which is staffed by three clinical research associates. It offers access to a variety of multidisciplinary or institutional clinical trials.

Our Facilities

The Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
in All Children's Hospital (7th floor), St. Petersburg Florida

  • A 28-bed inpatient unit for pediatric hematology-oncology and marrow/stem cell transplant patients
  • Positive-pressure airflow system to let most patients move freely about the unit
  • Unit-based oncology social worker, case manager and child life specialist
  • Dedicated playroom for hematology-oncology patients
  • Hospital-based teacher
  • In-room accommodations for 2 parents
  • Accommodations & services for families at 3 Ronald McDonald Houses on the campus
  • A Day Infusion Center, reducing the need for some inpatient stays

All Children's Outpatient Care, Tampa

  • Infusion & chemotherapy services
  • Physician visits
  • Laboratory services
  • MRI & radiology services
  • Separate waiting room for hematology-oncology patients
  • Child Life therapist for hematology-oncology
  • Pediatric social worker for hematology-oncology
  • Outpatient pharmacy
  • More information about All Children's Outpatient Care, Tampa

All Children's Hospital Outpatient Care Center
on the All Children's Hospital Main campus