Cook Children's International Program

Hematology and Oncology Center

If we had one wish, it would be to make it so that no child would ever have to suffer from any kind of illness. Here at the Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center, we are working every day on medical treatments and research to help make the blood disorders and cancers that hurt children and teens, disappear.

The Hematology and Oncology Center provides high-quality, family and patient-centered care to children and teenagers with cancer and blood disorders. We also provide access to leading-edge therapies and research.

Childhood cancer and certain blood disorders in children can be extremely rare. And even those that are found in adults require a very different approach when it comes to treating kids, teens, and young adults. Choosing a board-certified pediatric specialist for your child's care ensures that your doctor has highly specialized training both in your child's diagnosis and in treating that diagnosis specifically in children.

Specialty Programs

Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program

Cook Children's Stem Cell Transplant Program performs transplants in children with cancer, blood disorders or inherited conditions.


Cook Children's hematology program directs the care of children and adolescents with diseases of the blood including: sickle cell, hemophilia, stroke/thrombosis, bone marrow failure syndrome, anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia.

Neuroblastoma Program and I-131 MIBG Therapy

A new era of treatment for neuroblastoma patients, the I-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG). MIBG is a targeted therapy that delivers radiation directly to cancer cells. Our MIBG facility is the first of its kind in Texas.

Neuro-Oncology Program

Cook Children's Neuro-Oncology Program blends the services of oncology and neurosciences to give children with central nervous system tumors access to an experienced team of doctors and other caregivers who work together using the latest technology and evidence-based medicine to improve their health.


Cook Children's Oncology Program cares for kids with cancer, including some of the rarest forms. Our services include: leukemia/lymphoma, neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor, retinoblastoma, other tumors, orthopedic cancers.

Solid Tumor Program

Solid tumors account for approximately 40 percent of pediatric cancers and 68 percent of adolescent and young adult cancers. Our goal is to provide family-centered care utilizing the most advanced treatment, superior research and family preference to obtain the best chances for cures.

Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology team participates in several national and international cancer clinical trial cooperative groups and registries including:

Resources & News

Pediatric Cancer Research Is
Not 'One Size Fits All'

The role of a pediatric hematologist and oncologist stretches far beyond the walls of Cook Children's medical center because the physician participates in clinical trials and collaborates with other experts both nationally and internationally ... Read More

#EKC: Leukemia diagnosis surprises family, doesn't dampen spirit of young patient

Seven-year-old Kallvin Mendoza is well known on the Hematology/Oncology floor at Cook Children's Medical Center. Despite being diagnosed last November with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)... Read More

New Targeted Research  

One of the most advanced and promising clinical trials available to pediatric cancer patients is coming to Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Program... Read More

Referral forms

Need help referring a patient?
Please call the International Patient Services department at +1-682-885-4685, send faxes to +1-682-885-2557, or email