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Pediatric Cancer

Nationally ranked for pediatric cancer care

We understand that children with cancer have unique physical and emotional needs. As a collaboration with the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, our Pediatric Cancer Program is dedicated to providing the most promising therapies and advancing research in all types of childhood cancers.

From the moment of diagnosis to treatment and long-term follow-up, we bring together a team of experts to give your child the best opportunity for care, hope and a cure.

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Meet Your Care Team

Debra L. Friedman

Debra L. FriedmanMD, MS

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Solid Organ Malignancies
Daniel J. Benedetti

Daniel J. BenedettiMD, MA

    Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarcoma, Solid Organ Malignancies
Scott C. Borinstein

Scott C. BorinsteinMD, PhD

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarcoma, Solid Organ Malignancies
James A. Connelly

James A. ConnellyMD, BS

    Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Immunodeficiency, Pediatric Metabolic Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Stem Cell Transplant
Michael R. DeBaun

Michael R. DeBaunMD, MPH

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sickle Cell Disease
Adam J. Esbenshade

Adam J. EsbenshadeMD, MSCI

    Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Why Choose Pediatric Cancer Care at Monroe Carell

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    Recognized care

    U.S. News & World Report has ranked Monroe Carell as one of the best pediatric cancer programs in the nation.

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    Collaborative care

    We offer a personalized approach through the collaboration of experts from many fields including hematology-oncology, radiation oncology, surgery, nursing, child life, social work, psychology, nutrition and physical therapy.

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    Leading-edge research

    We partner with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tennessee that treats pediatric and adult patients in one location. This means we are closely connected to research programs and specialists working to discover the latest breakthroughs in cancer care, enabling us to offer specialized therapies and access to leading-edge clinical trials not available in other hospitals, for both common and rare cancers. For patients, this also means the convenience of receiving care from various specialists as well as survivorship and long-term care support on one campus.

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    Expert care

    Our team includes internationally recognized leaders in clinical care and research working every day to improve the outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.

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    Whole-child care

    Our connection with Monroe Carell's Palliative Care Services demonstrates our commitment to the whole child. These compassionate experts provide help and support to all children living with cancer, at every stage of the care experience.

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    Post-treatment care

    All patients have access to the REACH Survivorship Clinic after treatment is completed.

On This Side of Cancer

How is cancer different on the "other side of cancer?" It can be a new beginning ... a second chance. See how these cancer survivors are seizing that opportunity to live and live well.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


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