What We Treat

At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, our team is highly skilled and experienced in treating children and young adults with all forms of childhood cancer and blood disorders—from the most common to those rarely seen outside of the top pediatric centers. We treat:

Cancers

Blood disorders

  • Hemophilia
  • Thrombosis
  • Other coagulation and bleeding disorders
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes
  • Other red blood cell disorders, including acute and chronic anemia
  • White blood cell disorders

Services We Offer

Comprehensive programs

  • Cancer Program: We are home to one of the top childhood cancer centers in the country. We have doctors who are skilled in treating all forms of cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors and solid tumors. 
  • Blood Disorders Program: We care for more than 2,500 children with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders each year. This includes more than 1,700 children with sickle cell—making us the largest pediatric sickle cell program in the country.
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant Program: As one of the top pediatric BMT programs in the country, we provide expertise in autologous and allogeneic transplants. We are a national leader in transplanting children with sickle cell disease—we have cured more than 70 children.
  • Developmental Therapeutics Program: Our team focuses on the discovery and creation of new treatments for children with cancer.
  • Survivor Program: We provide nationally recommended, long-term follow up care and resources for survivors of pediatric cancer and blood and marrow transplant.
  • Supportive Care Clinic: We help children who have serious illnesses and their families live as well as possible.
  • Cancer Predisposition Program: We treat children under the age of 18 who are at risk for developing cancer due to a cancer predisposition syndrome, a family history of cancer or a diagnosis of a rare type of cancer. 

Innovative research

The Aflac Cancer Center is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric cancer and blood disorders research. We are home to one of the largest clinical trial programs in the country—offering our patients access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country.

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Clinical trial highlights

Physicians and researchers at the Aflac Cancer Center are conducting a series of clinical studies and trials to improve care for our young patients, in addition to adults, which include:

A Phase 3, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter study of GBT440 Administered Orally to Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

  • The purpose of this study is to compare a new oral drug, GBT440, with a placebo in a large number of subjects with sickle cell disease. The key purpose of this study is to establish the benefit and safety of GBT440.

A Pilot Study of Hydroxyurea Management in Kids: Intensive Versus Stable Dosage Strategies (HUGKISS)

  • The HUGKISS trial addresses if an accelerated dosing of hydroxyurea safely results in improved blood and urine laboratory results, as well as reduced sickle cell related complications, compared to a fixed dose of hydroxyurea.

Effects of Sickle Hemoglobin on Brain Perfusion (Sickle-HOPE)

  • The goal of this study is to develop and evaluate feasibility of a novel functional imaging protocol that maps cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery for children at risk for stroke due to sickle hemoglobin.

A Phase IIA, Open-label, PK, Safety, Tolerability and Treatment Effect of GBT440 in Children with SCD (GBT440-007)

  • The purpose of this study is to compare a new oral drug, GBT440, with a placebo in a large number of subjects with sickle cell disease. GBT440 may help slow down the destruction of red blood cells and improve the health of blood vessels in the brain.

Our Unique Approach

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is one of the leading childhood cancer and blood disorders programs in the country. Combining the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, makes the Aflac Cancer Center a top choice for the treatment of common and complex cancer and blood disorder conditions.

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Helpful Resources

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Before your visit

Learn how to prepare for your visit to the Aflac Cancer Center, including information about our transitional housing options for families traveling from outside of Atlanta.

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Camps, events and support groups

Camps, retreats and other events offer many therapeutic benefits for children and families who are dealing with serious illness.

Camps, events and support groups

Second opinions and international services

We understand you want to be certain your child is receiving the best possible treatment available anywhere in the world. Second opinions can help provide the information you need to make an informed decision about the treatment for your child. For families traveling outside the U.S., we are here to help meet your unique needs and challenges.

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Locations

Egleston hospital

1405 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

Hughes Spalding hospital

35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30303

Scottish Rite hospital

1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-1605

Children's Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital

5461 Meridian Mark Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-1654