No parent ever wants to imagine their child receiving a diagnosis of cancer. But if this occurs, you can feel secure knowing that the health team at Riley at IU Health treats your whole child, not just his or her condition. If your family faces the condition of pediatric cancer or blood diseases, you will be surrounded and supported by a team that includes you in the treatment decisions for your child. Our team will provide the in-depth information you need and a treatment plan that is right for your family.
Cancer and blood diseases may affect your child for a short time or for his or her entire life. Our team will be there to help your child and family cope with the impact of these disorders.
The Pediatric Cancer & Blood Diseases Department at Riley at IU Health works hand-in-hand with a large team of doctors and support staff from a variety of specialties to provide every possible treatment option available. Your child's care plan may involve a treatment or therapy that is provided by specialists from the following Riley at IU Health departments:
- Integrative Medicine & Palliative Care
- Pain Management
- Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
- Radiology & Imaging
The health team at Riley at IU Health cares about your child, and they also care about future children who will be affected by cancer and blood diseases. That is why the physician-scientists at Riley at IU Health and Indiana University Health University Hospital focus on research and clinical trials. The Riley at IU Health system ranks nationally for cancer care with access to the newest and best treatment options available. Our team treats more than 80 percent of children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer in Indiana.
The Pediatric Cancer & Blood Diseases Department at Riley at IU Health ranks nationally as a provider of care for children with cancer and blood diseases. Our department is affiliated with the Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. The IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center for clinical care in Indiana. We provide the only pediatric stem cell (bone marrow) transplant program in the state and are members of the Children’s Oncology Group Phase I & Pilot Consortium. This means we receive early access to clinical trials and newly developed cancer treatments and research.
Riley at IU Health oncologists, nurses and support staff tackle your child’s treatment from all angles. This multidisciplinary approach is what leads to consistent annual ranking of Riley at IU Health as a top center for pediatric cancer and blood disease treatment.
Riley at IU Health is the only pediatric health system in the state of Indiana to offer CAR-T cell therapy for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Conditions & Services
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Pediatric Cancer & Blood Diseases services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our department.
Many of our doctors, pediatric nurse practitioners and registered nurses have more than 15 years of experience working in the Cancer & Blood Diseases Department at Riley at IU Health.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
IU Health North Hospital
Pediatric Cancer & Blood Diseases
11700 N Meridian St
Carmel, IN 46032
Patient & Family Resources
Patient & Family Resources
Below is a list of services provided by Riley at IU Health to help support your child and family through their cancer care with us. These are just a few of the support services we provide. Learn more about our Patient and Family Support Services.
The Cancer & Blood Diseases Department at Riley at IU Health is advancing the treatment of pediatric cancer and blood diseases through the following specialty programs.
Lindsay Terry and Angel Gaskins forged a friendship on the job 20 years ago.Continue reading
Dr. Jodi Skiles: “Being part of the revolutionizing of leukemia care is exciting for us both as physicians and scientists, to really get to contribute to the field of knowledge about how to continue to conquer this really awful disease.”Continue reading
For Health Professionals
Healthcare professionals can refer patients to Riley at IU Health by calling the Indiana Medical Access and Communications System (IMACS) at 317.916.3500 or 800.622.4989. IMACS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency consultations and referrals. Routine consultations and referrals are available Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5:30 pm.
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Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
Visit the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Indiana University School of Medicine for information about the latest research in the field of cancer and blood diseases.
The Cancer & Blood Diseases Department at Riley at IU Health works daily to train the next generation of physicians and researchers. Riley at IU Health is actively affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine and the IU Health Simon Cancer Center. Through this affiliation, we offer a pediatric oncology/hematology fellowship. The fellowship program boasts a three-year training format, with two new fellows chosen each year.