CCBF funding has helped revolutionize the treatment of children suffering from cancers and blood disorders. Children and their families receive the most advanced, comprehensive care provided by a team of pediatric specialists in an atmosphere of compassion, hope and wellness. With CCBF support, the Division sponsors the nation's largest thalassemia clinic, the most extensive hemophilia center in metropolitan New York and the country's largest center for research and care for ITP, a platelet disorder. CCBF support ensures that no child is ever turned away, regardless of his or her ability for services.
With support from CCBF, the Division is truly changing the way the medical community treats cancer and blood disorders in children. CCBF support has helped scientists develop critical pilot data for studies which have since received significant funding from the pharmaceutical industry and the National Institute of Health. Our internationally recognized team of research scientists and physicians are leading the way in understanding the way cancer tumors grow and spread, as well as other areas of research.
The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center is internationally renowned as a leader in the training and education of young physicians who wish to pursue a practice in pediatric hematology and oncology, and co-sponsors a three-year fellowship training program with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. CCBF sponsors the training of three fellows each year. Over 100 fellows have completed the program, and many of these physicians have become leaders in the discipline of pediatric hematology and oncology within the United States and throughout the world.