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Nemours Children's Specialty Care

Nemours Children's Specialty Care Nemours Children's Specialty Care (NCSC) is situated along the bank of the St. John’s River and provides comprehensive, family-focused care in more than 30 medical specialties. Our oncology/hematology clinic is located on the 8th floor and is directly connected to Wolfson Children's Hospital by a pedestrian walkway. In addition to physicians, our hematology/oncology medical staff is comprised of nurses, social workers, advanced nurse practitioners, psychologists and child life specialists. The research team is also based at Nemours which includes research coordinators and regulatory specialists specifically dedicated to hematology and oncology research.

Our Jacksonville clinic is part of the Nemours Children’s Health System which spans multiple states. As a result, we are able to collaborate with our hematology/oncology colleagues in Delaware and well as in other Florida sites located in Pensacola and Orlando in both clinical and research efforts. We operate the nation’s second pediatric NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) funded by the NIH, which links cancer study and treatment efforts at these multiple Nemours sites.

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children's HospitalWolfson Children's Hospital (WCH) is a dedicated pediatric facility and the only hospital in the Northeast Florida/Southern Georgia region that provides inpatient pediatric hematology/oncology care. The hospital provides technologically advanced, family-centered inpatient care with support service such as child life specialists to help our young patients during hospitalizations and procedures. WCH has a dedicated pediatric emergency room in addition to 213 inpatient beds, 48 NICU beds, and 20 PICU beds.

The 24 bed hematology/oncology unit comprises the entire fourth floor of the newly-built Weaver Tower of WCH. The entire unit is HEPA-filtered so all beds can be used for stem cell transplant. The hospital also has 24-hour EEG capacity, a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization laboratory, intraoperative MRI, and a comprehensive medical imaging department which includes interventional radiology, ultrasound, CT, and MRI.

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

UF Health Proton Therapy InstituteUF Health Proton Therapy Institute is the first treatment center in the Southeast U.S. to offer proton therapy. UFHPTI is ranked among the top 10 proton therapy centers worldwide for number of patients treated. Many referrals are out of state or international. All pediatric oncology patients who are traveling to Jacksonville for proton therapy are followed by the Nemours oncologists for medical care during their stay.

During the 2nd year of training, each fellow will spend one month at UFHPTI to explore a full range of radiotherapy techniques, including radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and proton therapy. The Institute is also a major clinical research facility for multidisciplinary research in both adult and pediatric oncology.

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