The Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County provides subspecialty care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults with cancer or diseases of the blood. Our physicians are fellowship trained in the field of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. We provide care for children with blood disorders such as anemia, low platelets, sickle cell disease, white blood cell problems and bleeding/clotting disorders. We provide genetic counseling and confirmatory testing for families of newborns with an abnormal hemoglobin detected on the newborn state screen. We are members of the Children’s Oncology Group, a national organization dedicated to the continual improvement in outcomes for children with cancer. Children diagnosed with cancer at Stroger are treated according to cutting-edge Children’s Oncology Group protocols, thereby offering the best chance for cure. We also provide consultative services for primary care physicians caring for a child with a complex blood disorder or who has signs or symptoms which may suggest cancer.