Children's Hospital Colorado

Location update

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Infusion Center at our Anschutz Medical Campus location will be undergoing updates from July 2023 through late 2024. During this time, the Infusion Center and sedation clinic will be temporarily relocated, and some appointments will be moved to other locations.
Please check your appointment confirmation in advance of your visit and call 720-777-6740 with any questions.

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A pediatric cancer diagnosis is life-altering for families. But with expert care and strong support, kids and families can come out of this experience stronger. We'll help get you there.

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado is one of the best pediatric oncology, hematology, blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapy programs in the country. Our center is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Our renowned team of multidisciplinary experts provides thousands of children who are fighting cancer and blood disorders with personalized care and cutting-edge treatments – all while discovering new therapies and cures through groundbreaking research.

Expert clinical care is just the beginning. At Children's Colorado, healing goes well beyond medicine. We do whatever it takes to make kids physically and emotionally comfortable, so they can heal faster and get home sooner. From our red wagons and teen lounges, to our specially sized furniture and medical equipment, everything we do is specifically tailored to kids and teens.

Why choose us for cancer and blood disorder care

As a parent, you want the best care possible for your child. When your child has been diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder, you want to find a team that has world-class pediatric experience, excellent outcomes and access to the most current and effective treatment options.

Our Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is the only pediatric center providing personalized care for patients with cancer and blood disorders from birth to age 25 in our region. Beyond our region, we’re an international resource for particularly rare or complex hematology and oncology diseases. As part of a world-renowned research center, we have access to the best and newest treatment options available anywhere, and our experts are leading the way to the next generation of treatments.

  • As one of the largest pediatric cancer programs in the country, we offer access to the most clinical trials in the region. Our doctors and principal investigators are involved in more than 400 clinical trials.
  • We’re the largest site in the region for Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the largest organization for the research and treatment of childhood cancer in the world in which we are also part of the COG Pediatric Early Phase Clinical Trials Network (PEP-CTN).
  • We are also members of the New Approaches in Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) consortium, which provides access to innovative clinical trials and best-in-class care for neuroblastoma, the CONNECT Consortium for Childhood Brain Tumors, the Childhood Ependymoma Research Network (CERN), the North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium (NAPAAC) and the Consortium of iNvestigators of Vascular AnomalieS (CaNVAS). These all give us access to the latest research and treatments for childhood cancer.
  • Our team includes the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center and the pediatric component of the Sickle Cell Center serving the Rocky Mountain region. Our Hemophilia Thrombosis Center provides complete diagnoses, treatment, education and advice for patients with hemophilia and thrombosis disorders and their families in the Rocky Mountain region. We also provide education for physicians and other professionals involved in caring for persons with bleeding and clotting disorders and conduct specialized research in coagulation disorders leading to new treatments. The pediatric component of the Colorado Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center at the University of Colorado supports all aspects of treatment and care for patients and families who get treatment at Children’s Colorado. This includes novel gene therapies and stem cell transplant, which are are showing great promise to cure these conditions.
  • Patients travel from across the country and around the world for our world-class treatment. Our Experimental Therapeutics Program (ETP) team has treated patients from more than 45 states and 23 countries. It’s the only experimental therapeutics program investigating promising new drugs for cancer in our region.
  • Pediatric experts in our Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program have performed more than 1,000 bone marrow transplants in our 25-year history – making our program one of the most experienced in the country.
  • Our Wellness Program was designed to meet the unique needs of kids in our care and their families. The Wellness Program helps families navigate the challenging experience of having a child diagnosed with pediatric cancer or a blood disorder and includes psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, art therapists, family navigators and other support team members.
  • We offer the region’s only pediatric Onco-Fertility program that helps kids maximize their chances for future fertility from the day that they are diagnosed with cancer.
  • We offer the region’s only pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program for brain tumor diagnosis and treatment.
  • Our pediatric oncologists are part of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, which is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Learn more about our Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Who we treat at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Our team of specialists work collaboratively to treat a wide range of cancers and non-malignant blood disorders including solid tumors, leukemia and Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, brain tumors, hemophilia and sickle cell anemia, immunodeficiencies and other metabolic conditions. Our pediatric experts treat infants through adolescents, and also specialize in treating young adults from ages 16 through 25.

This age range is key, as studies have shown that children with cancer who are treated in a pediatric or adolescent setting have better outcomes than those treated in an adult setting.

Every aspect of our care is tailored to kids, teens and young adults to support their unique physical and emotional needs. Many of our treatments and technologies are designed exclusively for pediatric use. And, we have resources available for our patients and their families – including child life specialists, an art therapy program, medical dogs and a wellness team that supports the needs of both our patients and their families.

Cancer and blood disorder care closer to home

Our patients come from throughout the region, country and world for treatment at our state-of-the-art facilities. When possible, we offer care as close to home as possible to make things a little easier for your family.

Contact the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

For appointments at Anschutz Medical Campus or South Campus, call 720-777-6740. For appointments at Colorado Springs, call 719-305-9025.

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We care about your experience

Planning a visit to our Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado? Access our local area guide and resources for the whole family including hours and details about parking, our Family Resource Center, Play Areas, T(w)een Zone, visitation policies and more. 

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

David Harford, MD

David Harford, MD

Hematology/Oncology - Pediatric, Pediatrics

Shelby Winzent-Oonk, PA-C

Shelby Winzent-Oonk, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Vanessa Ann Fabrizio, MD

Vanessa Ann Fabrizio, MD

Hematology/Oncology - Pediatric, Pediatrics

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Robert Casey, PhD

Robert Casey, PhD

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    September 13, 2023

    Masanori Hayashi, MD, oncologist, shares there are roughly 400 kids and teens across Colorado living with cancer right now. Read about Jordan's positive outlook on life despite all the challenges he's been through in the past year since being diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

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    August 01, 2023

    The Children’s Colorado cancer research team's groundbreaking work in smart CAR-T cell therapy is a promising, targeted treatment that has shown success with leukemia. Jean Mulcahy Levy, MD, and research professor Sujatha Venkataraman speak to their innovative work.