A Look at Haematology/Oncology
The Division of Haematology/Oncology (“the Division”) provides diagnostic services and specialist care for children up to 18 years of age with cancer and non-malignant blood disorders. The Division is the largest of its kind in Canada and among the largest such programs worldwide, with approximately 375 new cancer cases registered in the pediatric oncology program this past year. The Division is the designated centre for haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for patients up to 18 years of age in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces; the majority of the approximate 90 transplants performed this year were for children with cancer, with others performed for children with benign hematologic disorders, severe immunodeficiency disorders or genetic diseases. The Division’s clinical volumes include approximately 14,500 in-patient days, 22,000 ambulatory care visits, and 11,800 day hospital visits.
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