The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick's Kids Cancer Centre (KCC) investigates possible haematologic (blood) and oncological (cancer) disorders, and diseases requiring Bone Marrow or Cord Blood Transplantation. The Centre provides expert treatment and care to children and adolescents affected by these illnesses.
The Centre provides a comprehensive service for children and adolescents with cancer and haematologic diseases, and conducts the largest bone marrow transplant program in the region. The KCC accepts international and interstate patients for complex bone marrow transplants and apheresis.
The Centre also treat:
Haemophilia and other bleeding disorders
Haemoglobinopathies, primarily thalassaemia major and sickle cell disease
Severe aplastic anaemia
The Centre also cares for young adult patients with cancer who are aged between 15 and 25 years of age and their families and provides a dedicated, collaborative service between paediatric and adult cancer specialists at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Kids Cancer Centre and Prince of Wales Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
The department is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of medical, nursing, allied health and psychological staff. Weekly multidisciplinary meetings between paediatric oncologists, radiation oncologists, paediatric surgeons, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and pathologists ensures optimal care.