The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology department is located at the Mother and Child Health Pavilion in the Ein Kerem Campus. The oncology department's main mission is to provide state-of-the-art care for children and adolescents with cancer and severe non-malignant hematological diseases.
The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology department at Hadassah is the only comprehensive Pediatric Cancer Center in the greater Jerusalem area. It serves a large and heterogeneous population from diverse ethnic and psychosocial backgrounds. Children are referred to the oncology department from the greater Jerusalem area as well as from other parts of Israel and from other International cancer centers all over the world.
The broad range of diseases treated by the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology department includes childhood leukemias as well as pediatric solid tumors. In addition, children with severe, chronic non-malignant hematological disorders (i.e., Thalassemia, aplastic anemia) and severe disorders of the immune system are cared for. The department is also responsible for the field of bone marrow transplants in children.
Hadassah Medical Center's Dyna and Fala Weinstock Department of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology, endowed by generous donors from the United Kingdom,is named after two sisters, both born in Berlin, who lost their families in the Holocaust and lived in England after World War II. The children referred to the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology department are treated by a multidisciplinary staff, which employs the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic tools. The new department has a 17-bed inpatient unit including four bone marrow transplantation beds, and a large clinic/day-hospital facility. Also available on-campus are a radiation therapy facility, a pediatric surgery service with all the relevant subspecialties, a pediatric intensive care unit, and a pediatric infectious disease consultation service.