Cancer in Children

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Hematology/Oncology

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Tufts Children's Hospital in Boston provides treatment for children with cancer and blood disorders.
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Doctors + Care Team

Blythe G.  Thomson, MD

Blythe G. Thomson, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5535
Fax #: 617-636-7738

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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Hannah Fassel, MD

Hannah Fassel, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Hematologist/Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 978-937-6362.
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Anemia, bleeding disorders, thrombosis, general hematology, and childhood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.

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Laura M.  Wiltsie, DO

Laura M. Wiltsie, DO

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5535
Fax #: 617-636-7738

Solid tumors, brain tumors

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Tishi Shah, MD

Tishi Shah, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician, Pediatric Hematology Oncology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5535
Fax #: 617-636-7738

Pediatric hematology oncology, vascular anomalies

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Research + Clinical Trials


Pediatric Hepatic Malignancy International Therapeutic Trial (PHITT)

The Pediatric Hepatic Malignancy International Therapeutic Trial (PHITT) directly addresses the need for the next generation of clinical trials for hepatic malignancies, incorporating rational reductions in therapy that ameliorate both short and long-term side effects for patients with good prognoses while simultaneously optimizing curative potential with intensification and new agent integration to improve outcomes for those with poor prognoses. This trial is the first international cooperative liver tumors trial in which a consensus approach was established by investigators representing Children's Oncology Group (COG), Societe Internationale d'Oncologie Pediatrique - Epithelial Liver Tumor Study Group (SIOPEL) and the Japanese Children's Cancer Group (JCCG). The study builds on treatment strategies established by the most recent trials from each of the individual consortia - COG (AHEP0731 ), SIOPEL (SIOPEL 3 and 4) and Japanese Pediatric Liver Tumor study group (JPLT2), but provides new approaches to all stages of HB and HCC patients keeping the aforementioned goals in focus. A critical aspect of this trial is the opportunity to correlate histologic and biologic heterogeneity with response and outcomes in all risk categories, providing promise for future refinement to the newly proposed risk stratification schema. 
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