Haematology and Oncology
With its expert approach and solid expertise, the center of excellence for paediatric haematological diseases and other malignant diseases cares for children suffering from leukaemia, solid tumours, or other serious blood diseases. Paediatric leukaemias and solid tumors are treated according to disease-specific international clinical guidelines and study protocols. Even by international comparison, the treatment results are excellent. Our unit of is one of the expert centers in European Reference Networks on pediatric cancer (ERN PAEDCan).
Our areas of expertise are
- Autologous stem cell transplants that enable the use of high-dose cytotoxic chemotherapy on children suffering from a disease that requires a higher dose of the drugs than normal to overcome the disease.
- Diagnosis and treatment of severe bleeding disorders and thromboembolic diseases. The Paediatric haemophilia centre of the Kuopio University Hospital district serve as a European Haemophilia Treatment Center (EHTC).
Co-operation in Multidisciplinary team
When a child develops cancer, successful treatment always requires close co-operation with a large multidisciplinary team (paediatric oncologist and haematologist, pediatric surgeon, specialists in radiotherapy, pharmacist, psychologist, occupational therapist, social worker etc.) and the parents. Paediatric patients are provided the best care available while supporting the well-being and coping of the entire family.