With more than 1,700 unique patients, the Aflac Cancer Center cares for the largest pediatric sickle cell disease population in the country.
What does this data mean?
This graph shows the total number of children with sickle cell disease who came to the Aflac Cancer Center for treatment.
Why is this important?
With the largest pediatric sickle cell disease program in the country, our team is experienced in caring for children and young adults with this condition.
How does the Aflac Cancer Center help ensure we are providing high-quality care?
- A large, 50+ person faculty includes pediatric-trained oncologists (cancer doctors), hematologists (blood disorder doctors), BMT doctors and researchers.
- Our family support team includes child life specialists who educate families about sickle cell disease, including possible problems and treatments.
- Our team gives educational resources to every family to help them care for their child.
- We provide BMT as a cure for children with severe sickle cell disease. We have cured more than 30 children with this treatment.
- We provide a Sickle Cell Transition Program for adolescent and young adult sickle cell patients who are preparing to move to an adult facility for their healthcare.
- Our patients have access to approximately 250 clinical trials, affording the access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country.