Pediatric Hematology,
Oncology, SCT & Cancer Bio

Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, SCT and Cancer Biology

Providing innovative patient care by:

  • Originating and translating discoveries to cure childhood cancer and blood diseases
  • Enhancing the lives of children with cancer or blood diseases, from birth to adulthood
  • Delivering superior outcomes through trans-disciplinary care
  • Training the next generations of leaders

Our fellowship program is designed to train the next generation of leaders in the field. Clinical care is delivered in state-of-the art facilities within Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. Research laboratories are located at Stanford University School of Medicine. Our location on the campus of Stanford University provides an unparalleled opportunity for collaborative, cross-disciplinary research to further the mission of the Division. Clinical care for our patients is delivered in the Bass Cancer Center at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. More »

Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD
Professor and Division Chief
Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Stem Cell
Transplantation, and Cancer Biology

Division Chief
Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD

The Division of Hematology, Oncology, Stem cell transplantation and Cancer Biology is headed by Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD.  Dr. Sakamoto is the Shelagh Galligan Endowed Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  She is an internationally known expert on translational research in leukemias.  In addition to leading the efforts of the Division, Dr. Sakamoto maintains an active basic research program centered around the biology of myeloid leukemias and bone marrow failure syndromes.

Anne T. Bass Endowed Lecturer in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation

Stephen Hunger, MD

Stephen Hunger, MD Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology from the University of Colorado (1991 Fellowship Graduate). Pediatric Grand Rounds Video »

Stanford University Investigators Awarded Grant for Children's Cancer Research

CureSearch for Children's Cancer this week awarded Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD, and Irv Weissman, MD, of the Stanford University School of Medicine a $1.37 million grant to research the effects of an antibody known to help a patient's immune system rid the body of cancer cells. If successful, their work will lead to a new approach to treat childhood cancer and improve both the overall survival and quality of life for children with cancer. More »

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