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Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center

Home to a renowned pediatric oncology/hematology and stem cell transplant programs, the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center is the country's oldest continually accredited children's oncology program by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (COC), holding accreditation since 1959. As the teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and a Magnet-designated hospital recognized for nursing excellence, Kosair Children's Hospital maintains an unwavering dedication to the children of this community and region.

Why should you choose Kosair Children's Hospital for cancer care?

Decades of pediatric expertise, comprehensive treatment and support services make Kosair Children's Hospital an excellent choice for the treatment of all forms of childhood and adolescent cancers. Our multidisciplinary approach to children's care integrates the efforts of many cancer specialists, including oncologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers, chaplains and pharmacists.

Kosair Children's Hospital oncology specialists believe it's important to preserve quality of life both during and after treatment, and that is why we include the entire family in the care plan. When a child has cancer, everyone in the family is affected. Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, chaplains, behaviorists, and art and music therapists work together to ensure that our patients and their families are supported and nurtured. We offer resources and support for everyone, including psychosocial support for patients, parents and siblings; a place to relax or sleep; and family-oriented activities. We are here to help families cope during a difficult time.

The Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center is home to:

  • Kentucky's only multidisciplinary pediatric brain tumor program
  • The region's only stem cell transplant program specifically for children
  • The region's only pediatric apheresis and photopheresis program
  • An immunotherapy and cancer vaccine program
  • One of the the country's largest, sickle cell anemia treatment programs
Cancer Care Center

Childhood shouldn’t stop for cancer

Medical treatments, hospital rooms, doctors’ offices, appointments, surgeries.

Childhood isn’t supposed to include these things — but for children in our community undergoing treatment for cancer, it does. For these kids, cancer shouldn’t even be part of their vocabulary. A child’s innocence and ever-optimistic outlook often teaches us that life shouldn’t, and doesn’t, stop for cancer. At Kosair Children’s Hospital we are working to ensure kids can keep on living …and keep on being kids.