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Curing Pediatric Cancer: Inside Dr. Cripe's Research Lab
When your child is diagnosed with cancer, everything changes. The way your child feels, family priorities, how time is spent, how the future is imagined. One thing you can be certain of is that your child will be surrounded by world class cancer experts ready to take on your child’s cancer.
At Nationwide Children's, our team of physicians, surgeons, scientists and nurses are dedicated to making a difference in the life of your child – and supporting you and your family along the way.
Clinics & Programs
Key Programs and Clinics Include:
Nationwide Children's Pediatric Bone Tumor Clinic is one of the few clinics in the country that utilizes the newest surgical procedure, Limb Preservation, to treat sarcomas.
The Hematology and Oncology Outpatient Clinic is designed to be a link between the family, home and the hospital.
The MIBG Program at Nationwide Children’s offers an innovative treatment option for oncology patients, specifically with high risk neuroblastoma.
Our highly experienced and internationally recognized team of pediatric neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists will care for your child by providing the most advanced and innovative treatments, while at the same time, paying careful attention to all the needs and concerns of your child and family.
Our clinic offers convenient, comprehensive care for patients with cancer by bringing all relevant experts together to ease the burden on patients and their families. We streamline the process from diagnosis to treatment and improve the entire family's care experience.
At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, survivorship care is broken into three specific clinics tailored for children with different survivorship needs.
As an integral part of the care team, the Psychosocial Services Program is one of the most comprehensive in the country. We ensure patients and their families have every resource needed socially, emotionally and psychologically.
Many medical conditions and treatments may affect future fertility. Our comprehensive program provides education and counseling for patients who may be at risk for long-term fertility or reproductive health issues and provide fertility preservation options.
A special message from Dr. Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Pediatric cancer research receives just 4% of the federally-funded annual budget from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Much of this is do the high cure rate of pediatric cancers when compared to cancers in other populations. While the cure rate for pediatric cancer may be comparatively high, the childhood cancer community still relies on support beyond this 4% to provide the necessary research and clinical trials for patients with the rarest cancer diagnoses.
The Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital takes the responsibility of effective use of resources very seriously and is making permanent, lasting progress in the fight against pediatric cancer on a global scale. Our dedicated, impassioned staff is proactively collaborating with other pediatric institutions around the world, and today there are more answers than ever before thanks to a generation of research and clinical trials.
Timothy P. Cripe, MD, is Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology & BMT at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Randal S. Olshefski, MD, is Section Chief of Hematology & Oncology at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Nationwide Children's Hematology/Oncology/BMT is committed to advancing both basic and clinical research. The division maintains active membership in the Children’s Oncology Group and the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium, and is a research member of the International Blood and Marrow Transplant Registry. The division is also involved in other clinical research efforts aimed at improving bone marrow transplant outcomes. Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant works hand-in-hand with the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases to expand the understanding of childhood cancer and to improve strategies for its diagnosis and treatment.
Learn more about clinical research relating to cancer.
Meet Our Team
Our team of physicians, surgeons, scientists and nurses are dedicated to making a difference in the life of your child.
A Message from Dr. Cripe
Did you know that pediatric cancer research receives just 4% of the federally-funded annual budget from the National Cancer Institute?
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Learn how Nationwide Children's Hospital is participating in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
From Bench to Bedside
How the translational research process is completed at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Solving Kids' Cancer Podcasts
Listen to Division Chief Dr. Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD and his colleagues as they explore various topics about pediatric cancer research through their podcast.
Conditions We Treat
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
- Aggressive Fibromatosis (Desmoid)
- Burkitt's Lymphoma
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
- Ewing's Sarcoma
- Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Langheran’s Cell Histiocytosis
- Large Cell Lymphoma
- Leukemia (ALL and AML)
- Liver Tumors
- Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
- Musculoskeletal Tumors
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Plexiform Neurofibroma
- Rare Childhood Lymphoma
- Rare Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Oncology Related Specialties
At the end of 2016, Lauren was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma tumor on her brain stem. Shortly after Lauren’s diagnosis, she had to endure brain surgery.
Childhood Cancer: Treating the Whole Family
When a child falls ill with cancer, it takes a toll on the whole family. All too often, parents and healthy siblings have needs that get ignored—their focus is elsewhere.
Dr. Olshefski's Survivorship Clinic
More children are surviving cancer than ever before. But cancer survivorship is a journey that doesn’t end after treatment. The effects of the disease and treatments can be felt for decades. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Randal Olshefski leads the Cancer Survivorship clinic. His team makes sure childhood cancer survivors at Nationwide Children’s have specialized care that is tailored to their survivorship needs.
Translational Cancer Research: Moving Treatment From Lab to Bedside
A common buzz-word in medical schools and academic hospitals, and particularly in cancer centers, is “translational research.” But what does that mean? Are doctors and researchers all studying the Rosetta Stone, figuring out how to translate languages? Simply put, translational research