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Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital - Stanford

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Opened in 1991, the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children's Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatric and obstetric care throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases, which is ranked by the U.S. News & World Report and part of the Stanford Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, aims to help young people with pediatric cancer and blood diseases manage or overcome their medical conditions. With a fully integrated inpatient/outpatient environment and a world-class faculty and staff, the Bass Center provides an ideal environment for delivering the best possible care for children, adolescents, and young adults with blood diseases and cancer. The center is designed to create a hopeful, healing environment by moving most services for cancer and blood diseases to one physical location in the hospital, expediting care delivery and ensuring optimal care coordination. The Bass Center includes inpatient facilities, a clinic, an onsite laboratory, a fully equipped day hospital, a procedure unit with general anesthesia capability and a specialized pharmacy. Alongside this, the Bass Center also has dedicated research programs in cancer, blood diseases, stem cell transplantation (SCT) and regenerative medicine.

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology currently has 70 actively accruing studies and 130 studies open for data submission. There are 5 full time clinical research associates, one research nurse practitioner and one full time research nurse who manage clinical trials. Research in the Bass Center is sponsored by various clinical trial consortia, including the Children's Oncology Group (COG), Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators' Consortium (POETIC), Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC), New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT), and St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Additionally, the Bass Center, Stanford Healthcare, and the Stanford Cancer Institute have established the Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program. The program provides adolescent and young adult patients access to cutting-edge clinical trials and research being conducted at Stanford. Through effective care coordination and innovative treatments, patients experience improved physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

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