The Valerie Fund Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital provides state-of-the-art family-centered care for children with blood disorders and cancer.
The staff includes physicians who are Board-certified in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, a dedicated nursing staff with expertise in administration of chemotherapy and other therapies, and a psychosocial team that includes a social worker and child life specialist. The outpatient area is decorated in a bright and child friendly manner.
The Valerie Fund Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is a full member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international organization supported by the National Cancer Institute, which provides research protocols for the advancement of a cure for all pediatric cancers. Pediatric oncology patients are enrolled in the current treatment protocols available.
As part of our collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, patients benefit from individual case review through high-definition telemedicine meetings with St. Jude. These meetings allow our cases to be reviewed by leading experts in the country. Our team attends weekly conferences via the telemedicine suite on a variety of hematology and oncology topics.
In addition, we offer an Integrative Therapies Program for Children and Adolescents, which provides specialized services to parents, families and all pediatric patients being treated at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. These services include acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, aromatherapy, massage and guided imagery.
Our team is an integral part of the Pediatric Palliative Care Team, also known as Comfort Care, in the Children’s Hospital. This team provides specialized care for all children with life limiting illnesses.
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The Valerie Fund Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital treats a variety of blood disorders from birth to young adulthood. This includes:
- Sickle-cell anemia
- Anemia from nutritional deficiencies to inherited disorders
- Platelet disorders such as Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
- Bleeding disorders such as Von Willebrand's disease or hemophilia
- White blood cell disorders
The Valerie Fund Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a wide spectrum of oncology conditions affecting children and young adults including:
- Brain tumors, Neuroblastoma
- Bone and Soft Tissue tumors
- Wilms tumors
- Liver tumors
- Germ Cell tumors
Long-Term Follow-Up Survivor Program
Through our Long-Term Follow-Up Survivor Program (LTFU), we provide a comprehensive assessment, educational resources, and a treatment summary to each individual survivor. Our Survivorship Program addresses the physical, psychological, and informational needs of patients who have completed cancer treatment.
When you graduate to long-term follow-up, it is important that you get a record of the cancer treatment that you received. This record, known as a Passport for Care, should contain the following:
- Name of the disease that you had, the date when you were diagnosed, and the site/stage of the disease.
- Names of all the chemotherapy medicines that you received and specific information about certain chemotherapy drugs.
- A summary of your radiation therapy.
- Names and dates of any surgeries.
- Information about whether or not you received a hematopoietic cell transplant.
- Names and dates of any significant complications.
For more information, please contact us at 973.754.3230