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Dr. AkhtarOur team of clinicians has experience and nationally-recognized expertise in the care of children, adolescents and young adults with the full array of pediatric cancer and blood disorder diagnoses. In addition, the Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Research at Rutgers Cancer Institute includes physicians and scientists actively involved in cutting-edge research to improve the lives of children with these diagnoses. Our physicians and scientists offer children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders the most advanced pediatric hematology/oncology care in New Jersey.

Our physicians at all of our locations work closely with you, the referring physician, to provide regular updates on your patient’s treatment and progress. Your patients will receive personalized care and attention in an atmosphere that is child-friendly and family-focused, close to home. With locations at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey/Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick, the Valerie Fund Children’s Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, and the Children’s Hospital at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, outstanding care is never far. 

Our program’s physicians work closely with you to provide regular updates on your patient’s treatment and progress.

Why Refer to Our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program?

  • We are the only Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in New Jersey.
  • We have three convenient locations across the State.
  • We have nationally renowned physicians with expertise in each of the subfields of pediatric hematology and oncology, including the following: leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors, brain tumors, sickle cell anemia, cancer survivorship, palliative care, coagulopathies, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, benign hematology consultation, and vascular anomalies.
  • We are one of only two programs in New Jersey to provide pediatric cellular therapies such as CAR T-cell therapy and blood and marrow transplantation.
  • We provide a holistic treatment program for children with cancer and their families, with a psychosocial support team of psychologists, psychiatrist, nurses, child life specialists, social workers and teachers.
  • We house a nationally recognized thrombosis and hemophilia center.
  • We manage more than 6,000 pediatric patient visits a year, including hundreds of new cancer cases, patients with sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders.
  • We follow nearly 500 cancer survivors in our long-term and late-effects clinic.
  • We provide our patients access to the latest clinical trials, some of which are only available through NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and in collaboration with industry and cooperative groups such as Children’s Oncology Group. Find a clinical trial

Dr. DrachtmanTo refer a patient to our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, please call 844-CANCERNJ.