Cancer Care Center
The Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children's Hospital, ranked 21st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals" listing, offers highly advanced cancer treatment options to children fighting all types of cancer. Kosair Children's Hospital is a beacon of hope and healing for the more than 85 children diagnosed with cancer each year and the more than 650 children in ongoing cancer treatments, clinics and follow-ups each year at Kosair Children's Hospital.
Home to a renowned pediatric oncology/hematology and stem cell transplant programs, the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center is the country's oldest continually accredited children's oncology program by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (COC), holding accreditation since 1959. As the teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and a Magnet-designated hospital recognized for nursing excellence, Kosair Children's Hospital maintains an unwavering dedication to the children of this community and region.
Why should you choose Kosair Children's Hospital for cancer care?
Decades of pediatric expertise, comprehensive treatment and support services make Kosair Children's Hospital an excellent choice for the treatment of all forms of childhood and adolescent cancers. Our multidisciplinary approach to children's care integrates the efforts of many cancer specialists, including oncologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers, chaplains and pharmacists.
Kosair Children's Hospital oncology specialists believe it's important to preserve quality of life both during and after treatment, and that is why we include the entire family in the care plan. When a child has cancer, everyone in the family is affected. Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, chaplains, behaviorists, and art and music therapists work together to ensure that our patients and their families are supported and nurtured. We offer resources and support for everyone, including psychosocial support for patients, parents and siblings; a place to relax or sleep; and family-oriented activities. We are here to help families cope during a difficult time.
The Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center is home to:
- Kentucky's only multidisciplinary pediatric brain tumor program
- The region's only stem cell transplant program specifically for children
- The region's only pediatric apheresis and photopheresis program
- An immunotherapy and cancer vaccine program
- One of the the country's largest, sickle cell anemia treatment programs