Clinically, the challenge in advancing care and outcomes for childhood solid tumours lies in the development and coordination of subspecialty care across multiple disciplines, including diagnostic radiology, molecular diagnostics, medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, pathology, clinical genetics, and other clinical and allied health services in order to provide holistic, comprehensive care to the child and the supporting family. Patients and their families with childhood solid tumours require prompt and efficient coordination of input and care from these various disciplines at multiple points in their treatment.
Our childhood cancer specialists include paediatric oncology physicians, paediatric oncology surgeons, paediatric neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, pathology and laboratory support, radiation oncology, diagnostic and interventional imaging, nuclear medicine, oncology pharmacy, rehabilitation, nutritional specialists, palliative care service, social workers, neuropsychologists and allied health care professionals. These are supported by oncology resource nurses, transplant coordinator and a nursing team dedicated to the care of central venous access devices which are crucial in the care of these patients. The multidisciplinary team is dedicated to patient care and meets regularly at weekly grand rounds, weekly working tumour boards, as well as monthly solid tumour boards and monthly neuro-oncology boards.
Our facilities include inpatient wards, which has transplant rooms for our allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplantation, as well as a Day Therapy facility. The children’s hospital is also fully equipped with paediatric operating theaters and critical care support, as well as a Children’s Emergency support.
The solid tumours we treat consist of:
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