Clinical Programs_Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center_CHKD_Norfolk, Virginia

Clinical Programs

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Treatment of pediatric cancer requires well-coordinated comprehensive care that accounts for children's unique physical and emotional needs. At CHKD, our team works closely with patients and families to ensure that each child is cared for in a safe, supportive environment before, during and after treatment. Here, you'll find a list of clinical programs offered at CHKD.

Neuro-Oncology Clinic

Patients with brain tumors require multidisciplinary care due to the complications from their cancer and treatment. The neuro-oncology clinic offers patients the ability to see oncologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, social workers, and dieticians all in a single location.   

Palliative Care Program

Our Palliative Care Program is designed to help your child manage the symptoms of their disease as well as the many side effects that can be caused by certain treatments. Palliative care focuses on reducing your child's symptoms, improving their quality of life and supporting you and your family during the treatment process. Palliative care treatments can include medication, dietary changes, emotional support, meditation and others.

INTACT Long-term Follow-up Program

Increasing numbers of children and adolescents with cancer are cured; however many survivors face long-term health issues. The multidisciplinary INTACT (INdividuals Thriving After Cancer Therapy) clinic educates patients about their cancer and arranges for the proper preventive care. 

Blood and Marrow Transplantation

CHKD operates a Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant Program in conjunction with the American Red Cross. A peripheral stem cell transplant is a procedure where your child's own peripheral blood stem cells are collected and used to support them if they are receiving very high doses of chemotherapy. Additionally, the Program coordinates with other institutions when a child needs an allogenic (not their own stem cells) transplant. We then care for the children here at CHKD.

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