POETIC Partners

Children's Hospital Colorado - University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Denver and The Children's Hospital

Our Mission

When it was founded in 1908 in Denver, Colorado, Children's Hospital Colorado set out to be a leader in providing the best healthcare outcomes for children. That calling has consistently made us one of the top 10 children's hospitals in the nation and a place that families across the Rocky Mountain region have come to trust. Our modern-day mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy.

Patient Care

As a private, not-for-profit pediatric healthcare network, Children's Hospital Colorado is 100-percent dedicated to caring for kids at all ages and stages of growth. We have more than 1,000 pediatric specialists and more than 3,000 full-time employees helping to carry out our mission.

We provide comprehensive pediatric care at our main campus and at our 15 Network of Care locations. No matter which location you visit, you'll receive the best possible care for your kids with our specially trained staff and facilities designed just for kids. Unlike other hospitals and urgent care locations, we partner with your child's pediatrician or your family doctor to make sure you receive integrated care.

Children's Hospital Colorado's new state-of –the art facility opened in 2007 is the only dedicated Level 1 trauma center in a 7 state region, handling the most challenging emergencies. There are two additional emergency locations, three urgent care locations, nine specialty care centers and clinics, and more than 400 outreach clinics every year.

Children's Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD)

Our Center has gained local, regional, national and international respect for its treatment and care of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and non-malignant blood diseases, such as hemophilia and sickle cell anemia. The Center is the only dedicated comprehensive pediatric cancer center in the Rocky Mountain region, and it is home to numerous specialized programs, including Neuro-Oncology, the Mountain States Regional Hemophilia Research and Treatment Center, The Mountain Region Hemoglobinopathies program, the Blood and Marrow Transplant Center, and specialty clinics for Orthopedic Oncology, long-term follow-up, which provide state-of-the-art methods for diagnosing and treating complex diseases.

Our multidisciplinary team includes medical and surgical experts, specially trained nurses and psychosocial support personnel, as well as experienced consultants in pathology, diagnostic radiology, radiation therapy and all pediatric subspecialties. We are committed to giving personalized, family-centered care in a nurturing environment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Children's Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treats more than 1,500 patients each year.
  • The Center is the only cancer center in the Rocky Mountain region dedicated to providing care for patients from birth to age 25.
  • The Center incorporates the pediatric components of the Hemophilia and Sickle Cell Programs serving the Rocky Mountain region.
  • Children's has the region's only Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program for brain tumor diagnosis and treatment, the only program for teen-aged children with cancer, the only Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program, and the only pediatric Experimental Therapeutics Program investigating promising new drugs for cancer treatment.
  • The Center is a founding member of the Children's Oncology Group, an NCI-funded, multi-center alliance which conducts studies designed to improve our understanding of childhood cancer, its treatment and its cure.

You Are in Very Good Hands

Children's Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders offers a full range of medical, surgical, nursing and support services required for the optimal care of children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases. Our team of pediatric oncologists, hematologists and bone marrow transplant specialists is nationally recognized for the diagnosis, treatment and research in childhood leukemias, solid tumors, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, hemoglobinopathies, bone marrow failure states, immune deficiencies and certain genetic disorders. The Center houses numerous programs organized to help coordinate the multiple specialists and services required for optimal diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses. Our record of positive patient outcomes and reduced lengths of stay are largely attributable to our efficient diagnostic evaluations, prompt initiation of therapy, emphasis on outpatient care, fast-track discharge planning and specialized home care services.

Experimental Therapeutics Program

The Experimental Therapeutics Program (ETP) at Children's Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is committed to serving those patients with recurrent illness, those whose disease has been refractory to traditional treatment and those with a diagnosis that has no reasonable curative prospect. The medical staff of ETP offers children, adolescents and young adults access to Phase I trials and First-in-Pediatrics protocols that are available at a very limited number of institutions, the majority of which are through the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC), Children's Hospital Colorado ETP team has worked with patients from 23 states and 8 foreign countries and continues to be a region-wide and national resource for patients and their families.

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