About the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital
We want our children to lead healthy, happy lives…to build castles in the sand…climb trees…fall down and get up again…and save the world.
The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK), positioned within the framework of Winthrop-University Hospital’s broad-based pediatric programs, meets the complex challenges of children’s cancers and blood disorders with a relentless spirit and dedication to improving the lives of our patients and their families.
Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids is the largest outpatient facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County; it is the County’s only member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), a prestigious international consortium of collaborating hospitals recognized as leaders in the treatment of childhood cancers. COG membership places Winthrop at the forefront of research, and the use of the latest treatment protocols. Our enhanced collaborative studies and access to New York City’s bone marrow transplant units are integral to our delivery of care, bringing world-class medicine to your community.
The Center's skilled and compassionate pediatric oncology and hematology professionals are specially trained to diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of pediatric malignancies and blood diseases. Embodying the principles of patient and family-centered care, they not only provide young patients with comprehensive, sensitive care, they also help families endure some very tough times – offering support from the moment of diagnosis, through intense treatments and long-term follow-up.
As part of our unique delivery of care, all patient contact – inpatient or outpatient, telephone or electronic – is conducted with one of the Center’s experienced, attending physicians. A true patient-physician partnership is evidenced by our providing as much treatment as possible in our beautifully appointed, child-friendly outpatient Center, which makes life easier for patients and families. In addition, patients can receive transfusions, infusions, chemotherapy treatments, or even procedures under anesthesia in a safe and comforting environment…and then go home to sleep in their own beds at night.