Blood Diseases and Cancer
A diagnosis of cancer or blood disease can be hard, and you and your family want the best team available. At University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, you can be assured that your child or teen will receive the best possible care.
Our pediatric hematologists and oncologists have undergone extensive schooling to diagnose and treat pediatric patients who have cancer or diseases of the blood, immune cells, bones or joints. They are specially trained to work with pediatric patients in both hematology (the study of blood) and oncology (the study of cancer).
- Hemoglobinopathy and Thalassemia
- Hemophilia and Other Bleeding Disorders
- Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
- Neonatal Hematological Problems
- Brain Tumors
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Kidney Cancers
- Liver Cancers
We believe you are the expert on your child. Our talented team will work with you to plan the best course of treatment for your loved one. Our goal is to provide compassionate care and increase both the length and quality of life for children with these diseases.
Researchers at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa have received a five-year, $10.67 million Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant to study neuroendocrine tumors. This is the first and only SPORE grant ever awarded to fund research on neuroendocrine tumors. Sue O’Dorisio, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics in the division of pediatric hematology/oncology of the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics and the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, is the principal investigator on the SPORE.
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Locations and Contact
General Pediatrics (IRL)UI Hospitals and Clinics–Iowa River Landing105 East 9th StreetCoralville, IA 52241
- Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m to 5 p.m..
- Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
- Phone: 319-467-2000
- Toll free: 855-467-3700
Iowa City, Iowa
Pediatric Specialty Clinic (Iowa City)2400 Colloton PavilionUI Stead Family Children's Hospital200 Hawkins DriveIowa City, IA 52242
- Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Appointment: 319-356-2229
- Emergency: 319-356-1616
- Toll Free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)
Pediatric Specialty Services (Quad Cities)University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Specialty Services (Quad Cities)865 Lincoln RoadSuite 500Bettendorf, IA 52272
- Phone: 563-344-2240
- Toll free: 877-386-9105
Covenant Clinic Urology (Waterloo)Covenant Clinic - Urology3410 Kimball AvenueWaterloo, IA 50702
- Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)
Other Team Members
- Molly Conway
- Roxane Mitten