Pediatric Cancer Services in Tampa, Florida

Bayless Cancer Institute 

When your child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the entire family. We know the journey is difficult, that's why our expert team is here to guide you, providing the entire family with education and emotional support along the way.

The Bayless Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital offers the newest treatment options for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. Our board-certified specialists have expertise in the most common to rare pediatric cancers and blood disorders and our team is passionate about elevating the quality care for all our patients. Our approach to care includes a dedicated multidisciplinary team who work closely together to determine the best course of treatment for each individual child. This team of experts meets regularly to discuss every aspect of a patient’s case. This makes sure that each child, at every stage of treatment, has a personalized care plan and gets the best possible recommendations.

We offer a full range of services and treatments for pediatrics cancers and blood disorders. Including but not limited to:

  • Specialized pediatric hematology-oncology care team
  • Inpatient care
  • Radiation therapy and chemotherapy
  • Surgical treatments
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Outpatient testing and procedures
  • Support services and resources

Child Life Specialists, Case Management , Social Workers and our Patient Care Leader are incredibly important to our program and add multiple layers of support for patients and families throughout their care journey. 

Pediatric Cancer Research  

We’re a member of several research organizations designed to provide the most up to date treatments for cancers and blood disorders.  We’re a full member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the Beat Childhood Cancer Consortium and we participate in industry related hematology clinical trials. As a Children’s Oncology Group (COG) institution, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital has access to and participates in research through cutting-edge clinical trials. Clinical trials allow our treatment team to provide the most effective treatments for your child’s diagnosis that will improve not only your child’s health outcome and quality of life, but every child’s. Speak with your child’s oncologist to learn about the best available trials for their diagnosis. 


Conditions We Treat

Our expert team of specialists treat a variety of conditions from more common to rare:

Pediatric Leukemias and Lymphomas

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL)
  • Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia (CML)
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Langerhans cell Histiocytosis
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Brain and CNS Tumors

  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Choroid Plexus Brain Tumor
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
  • Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor (DNET)
  • Embryonal Brain Tumors
  • Ependymoma
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Germinoma of the Central Nervous system
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma Syndrome
  • Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
  • Low-Grade Gliomas
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Optic Pathway Glioma
  • Pilocytic Astrocytom
  • Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Tectal Gliomas

Pediatric Solid Tumors

  • Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor
  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Wilm’s Tumor 

Hematology and Blood Disorders

  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Rare bleeding Disorders
  • Platelet Disorders
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Thrombosis and Clotting Syndromes
  • Thalassemia
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Pancytopenia
  • Thrombocytopenia

To make an appointment with a pediatric hematolgy-oncology specialist call (813) 321-6820.


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