A Commitment to Compassionate Care
We believe that patients are more than a collection of symptoms, and our philosophy is to treat the entire patient through a multidisciplinary approach to care.
At the Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders, we understand the devastation that a diagnosis such as pediatric cancer can have on a family. Whether you are a patient or loved one, a referring physician or potential supporter, our award-winning team is prepared to deliver world-class care using the most advanced methods of treatment in an environment designed especially for our pediatric patients and their families.
The Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders is a comprehensive program for children, adolescents and young adults (until age 22), that offers patients a multidisciplinary approach to treat all types of cancer and blood diseases. Our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is the only pediatric stem cell transplant program in the state of New Jersey, and our physicians and medical staff are some of the most prominent providers in their field. Our dedicated research team gives our patients access to more than 100 cutting-edge clinical trials.
But above all, what sets the Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders apart is our commitment to compassionate, personalized care. From diagnosis to treatment, and beyond – we are there for patients and their families every step of the way. In fact, we are home to the first and most comprehensive off-campus program for childhood cancer survivors in the state. The entire team of leading physicians, nurses and psychosocial staff members work together to make sure that every patient is provided the highest level of care in the most comfortable setting possible.
Since its establishment in 1987, the Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders at HackensackUMC (formerly The Tomorrows Childrens Institute) has grown to be New Jersey's premier pediatric center for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders.
We're There for Children
The Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient oncology and hematology services for children up to the 22nd birthday.
Because we know a diagnosis of cancer or a serious blood disorder can be devastating to the entire family, we pay special attention to the psychosocial needs of our patients, their family members, friends, and classmates.
We're also there for you, not only to give your child the best opportunity to continue a full life, but to support you and attend to your concerns throughout all stages of your child’s treatment and beyond.
A Spacious, Child-Friendly Facility
The outpatient programs of the Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders are located in the DON IMUS-WFAN Pediatric Center for Tomorrows Children at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Our facility includes:
• Private examination rooms
• Dedicated laboratory, procedure and infusion suites
• A playroom for school-age children
• An adolescent lounge
• Parent lounge with educational resources and a safe environment for counseling and support services
• Age-specific group therapy rooms
• A schoolroom and patient library
For more information, please call 551-996-5437
Dr. Gillio & Dr. Harris, Co-Directors of Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders
Hear both doctors speak about benefits and unique differences at the Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders. Find out more about our special and cutting edge treatments by calling 551-996-5437
Dr. Michael Harris on Living Better on the Go
Hear Dr. Harris speak about the Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders' philosophy and approach to caring for children with cancer, and learn about the family-centered care.