Our youngest cancer patients receive world-class outpatient care at Alex’s Place at Sylvester, which treats more complex oncology cases annually than any center in our region.
Sylvester specialists and scientists are committed to translating research and clinical trials into current therapies. Children from all over the United States and around the world come to us for comprehensive treatment of childhood cancers and our access to groundbreaking research.
Discover the difference an academic-based center can make for your child. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and screening. We look forward to serving you.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
One of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. Sylvester is one of only two cancer centers in Florida that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The team earned this distinction through its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Leading edge research in bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. When both research and expert clinical practice come together, you know you have the most up-to-date treatment possible for your specific condition, delivered in a setting in which all the different experts needed for comprehensive treatment come together.
Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program. We are affiliated with the Miami Sarcoma Group. This group is committed to the comprehensive multidisciplinary care of pediatric and adolescent patients. Your child has access to a team of specialists that may include: pediatric oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, psychosocial workers and physical therapists. Your doctors talk to each other and make sure all specialties involved in your care are on-board with a unified treatment plan.
Pediatric blood cancer treatment ranked among the best cancer programs in the country, per U.S. News and World Report. Besides the multidisciplinary care, it means your child is treated as an individual and his/her cancer diagnosed down to the genetic level for more accurate treatment.
South Florida's only university-based pediatric transplant program. We serve children in South Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean with national affiliations. Your child has access to a wider base of donors and clinical trials involving stem cell transplant to increase chances of a successful transplant.
Personalized recommendations. Whether you have a familial predisposition to particular cancers, or you want your child to stay healthy long-term, we keep your goals in mind when developing your screening and treatment schedules.
Imaging expertise using the most advanced technology available. Our providers’ expertise allows them to distinguish between normal and abnormal findings and work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for the right diagnosis.