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Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders uses proven treatment protocols and novel therapies to treat over 100 forms of cancer and blood disorders in infants, children and adolescents.

Red Blood Cell and Iron Disorders

  • Anemia
  • Congenital sideroblastic anemia
  • Congenital dyserythopoietic anemia
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemolytic disease of the newborn
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia (IRIDA)
  • Megaloblastic anemia (including pernicious anemia)
  • Spherocytosis

White Blood Cell Disorders

  • Cyclical neutropenia
  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • Leukocyte adhesion deficiency
  • Myeloperoxidase deficiency
  • Severe congenital neutropenia (Kostmann syndrome)

Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia
  • Dyskeratosis congenita
  • Fanconi anemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Schwachman-Diamond syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenia absent radius

Bleeding Disorders

  • Hemophilia
  • Hypofibrinogenemia and dysfibronogenemia
  • Platelet function disorders
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • von Willebrand disease

Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Disorders

  • Antithrombin deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Protein C deficiency
  • Protein S deficiency
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis

Autoimmune Blood Cell Disorders

  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Evans syndrome
  • Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)

Other Blood Disorders

  • Polycythemia/Erythrocytosis

Choroid Plexus Tumors

  • Choroid plexus tumors

Germ Cell Tumors of the Brain

  • Germ cell tumors of the brain, including germinoma

Gliomas

  • Grade I (Pilocytic)
  • Grade II (Fibrillary)
  • Grade III (Anaplastic)
  • Grade IV (Glioblastoma multiforme or GBM)

Neural Tumors

  • Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT)
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Neurocytoma
  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) and pineoblastoma

Other

  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ependymoma and myxopapillary ependymoma
  • Meningioma
  • Neurofibroma/Plexiform neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma (Neurilemoma)
  • Spinal tumors

Leukemia

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia

Lymphoma

  • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Lymphoblastic lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphomas
  • Primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma
  • Rare non-Hodgkin lymphomas

Histiocytosis

  • Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH)

Bone Tumors (or Bone Sarcomas)

  • Adamantinoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Desmoid tumor
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma

Soft Tissue Tumors (Soft Tissue Sarcomas)

  • Alveolar soft-part sarcoma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Clear cell sarcoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA)
  • Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
  • Peripheral nerve sheath tumor (neurofibrosarcoma)
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Spitz tumors
  • Synovial sarcoma

Germ Cell Tumors

  • Germ cell tumors
  • Ovarian tumors
  • Testicular tumors

Kidney (Renal) Tumors

  • Malignant rhabdoid tumor
  • Wilms tumor

Liver tumors

  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma

Neuroblastoma

  • Neuroblastoma

Rare tumors

  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Thyroid carcinoma
  • Other carcinomas and infrequent tumors

Retinoblastoma

  • Retinoblastoma
  • Genetic immunodeficiencies
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Vascular anomalies
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