Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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 Stanford Children's Health | 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 Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA
Professor and Division Chief
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Co-Director of Bass Center for Childhood
Cancer and Blood Disorders

PCRF supports our fight against childhood cancer

We’re thrilled to announce that Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) has awarded a grant to Kathy Sakamoto, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics in Hematology and Oncology to support her groundbreaking research on acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

San Mateo: Family of 5-year-old girl with cancer looks to help others

PALO ALTO -- Joysse Alvarado and her parents went to Disneyland in March to celebrate a happy milestone: It had been one year since doctors declared the little girl was free of cancer. One week later, the family was blindsided during a routine checkup. Her leukemia had returned.

Now Joysse, 5, must endure another, even more grueling, round of chemotherapy. If that doesn't work, the San Mateo preschooler will likely need a bone-marrow transplant. There is no promise of a cure.

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Division Chief

Sheri Spunt, MD, MBA
Dr. Spunt is an Endowed Professor of Pediatric Cancer and in 2013 was recruited to Stanford University from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she was Deputy Clinical Director of the hospital. Her clinical and research interests have focused on the treatment and biology of soft tissue sarcomas, an area where she is an internationally recognized expert. She serves on multiple committees of the Children’s Oncology Group and is Vice-Chair of its Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee. In addition to being Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology she is co-Director of the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

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