Pediatric Oncology & Hematology

Childhood cancer rates have been slowly rising for the past few decades--pediatric blood and cancer disorders affect more families each year. Good news is, the UMC Southwest Cancer Center is here for you!

We have a comprehensive team of specialists who address every need a child may have during this process. Our great care begins with reception, then on to nursing, child life specialists, social workers, pharmacists, and ends with our specialists. No matter who you see along the way you are in great, capable hands.

Pediatric-Oncology

We care greatly

We have three experts in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology on staff: Dr. Mohamad Al-Rahawan, Dr. Kishor Bhende and Dr. Chibuzo O'Suoji.

Our three providers have more than 20 years of combined experience in treating cancer and blood disorders in children. They are affiliated with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and its cancer center.

The UMC Southwest Cancer Center is a member of the Children's Oncology Group. This is the world's largest organization for childhood cancer research. Our membership in this group allows us to offer our patients enrollment in clinical trials. In addition, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center houses research operations that include the South Plains Oncology Consortium, the Texas Cancer Cell Repository, the cell culture drug testing lab for the National Cancer Institute Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program, the COG Cell Line and Xenograft Repository, and the Neuroblastoma Pharmacology Resource Laboratory for COG and the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium. This gives our patients access to nationally recognized cancer researchers and early phase clinical trials.
For a complete list of clinical research studies, please call 806.775.8600.

Our goal is to take care of not only your child but your entire family, as well--you will not deal with this alone. Choosing care with us means we will manage the disease without burdening you with the details

To view some of the diseases we treat, click on the drop-down menus below.

  • Pediatric Oncology Diseases Treated:
    • Leukemia
    • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    • Hodgkin’s Disease
    • Wilm’s Tumor
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Ewing’s Sarcoma
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Brain Tumors
    • Liver Tumors
    • Germ Cell Tumors
    • Retinoblastoma
    • All bone and soft tissue cancers
    • All skin cancers
    • All congenital cancer newborn cancers
  • Pediatric Hematology Diseases Treated:
    • Acquired and hereditary anemias
    • Neutromenias
    • Disorders of leukocyte function
    • Aplastic anemia
    • Congenital hematological disorders
    • Thrombocytopenia disorders
    • Abnormalities of platelet function
    • Hereditary and acquired coagulation abnormalities
    • Histiocytic disorders
    • Immunological disorders
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