About the Aflac Cancer Center

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta provides advanced diagnostic and clinical care, as well as innovative treatment and research options to children, adolescents and young adults from birth to age 21.

Patient Population

Our patient population includes:

  • 375 newly diagnosed childhood cancer patients each year
  • More than 700 patients with various pediatric blood disorders annually
  • More than 1,700 children with sickle cell disease
  • Nearly 1,000 childhood cancer survivors who are at least two years off therapy
  • More than 29,000 outpatient visits and more than 17,000 inpatient days annually
  • More than 800 pediatric blood and marrow transplants (BMTs)
  • More than 100 newly diagnosed brain tumor patients each year

Our volumes and outcomes data is available online.

Facility Features

With services offered at three hospitals, Children's at Egleston, Children's at Hughes Spalding and Children's at Scottish Rite, the Aflac Cancer Center features:

  • More than 54-bed inpatient beds with capacity to treat cancer, sickle cell disease, immunodeficiencies and inborn errors of metabolism
  • 10 specially designed rooms for pediatric blood and marrow transplants (BMTs)
  • Numerous specialty clinics, including cancer survivorship, brain tumor and sickle cell pain
  • 33-member family support team, including child life specialists, social workers, chaplains, teachers, psychologists and financial coordinators
  • Current psychology research programs