Children's Hematology Oncology Program serving Northern California and Nevada offers expert medical care to children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases. Our pediatric specialists from Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland are board certified and focus on treating only children. Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children's Oncology Group, and therefore you can be assured that your doctor has the most up-to-date information about cancer and blood diseases and is able to discuss the best treatment options for your specific situation.
Three days a week, at the Pediatric Cancer & Blood Diseases clinic located at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, Pediatric oncologists and hematologists from Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland provide the most advanced comprehensive diagnosis, treatment protocols, and outpatient services for children with any form of cancer or blood disease including:
Cancer & Suspected Cancer
Acute & Chronic Leukemias
Brain Tumors (Specific Expertise)
Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease & Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas)
Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Congenital & Acquired Anemias
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Von Willebrand Disease
Thrombosis (Stroke and Venous Clotting)
White Cell Disorders
Sickle Cell Disease
Pediatric Cancer & Blood Diseases Clinic
The clinic provides consultation and general care including:
The Pediatric Cancer & Blood Diseases Clinic has an infusion center for extended day therapies, transfusions, and medication infusions. We also perform procedures such as spinal taps with chemotherapy, bone marrow aspirates, and biopsies. These procedures are done in the clinic with sedation and close observation.
Children who need highly specialized care are transferred to Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Every effort is made to provide as much care as close to home as possible, and if it is necessary to care for a patient in Oakland, to transition the patient back to the family’s community when local services are available.
We also admit patients for routine care at local hospitals in conjunction with the primary care physicians and pediatric hospitalists.
9AM-5PM Clinic is held three days a week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
(Please call for an appointment)
Pediatric Oncologists and Hematologists from Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland are available 24/7 for consultation.
Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada
540 W. Plumb Lane, Suite 200
Reno, Nevada 89509
For consultation with a physician call:
Karen Barca, Administrative Coordinator, Hematology/Oncology
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
510-428-3631 (After hours: 510-428-3000)
Hematology Oncology Staff:
Caroline Hastings, MD: 510-428-3631
Robert Raphael, MD: 510-428-3613
Joseph Torkildson, MD: 510-428-3272
Connie Goes, PNP: 510-428-3885 ext 2659