Researcher presenting a poster at a symposium to John M. Cunningham, MD

Sections & Programs


Our Section Mission:

The mission of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant section is to advance cures and improve outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood diseases through research and compassionate, family oriented, state-of-the art treatments.

For patients and families:
Learn more about patient care at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital:

Tara Henderson, MD, MPH

Tara Henderson, MD MPH

Section Chief, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

About Our Section

  • Bleeding and clotting
  • Anemias
  • Platelet problems
  • Autoimmune blood disorders
  • Bone marrow failure
  • Thalassemia
  • Leukemia/ Lymphoma
    • ALL
    • AML
    • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • CML
    • Histiocyte Disorders
  • Solid Tumor
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Sarcomas (bone and soft tissue)
    • Kidney tumors
    • Liver tumors
    • Germ cell tumors
    • Ovarian and Testicular tumors
    • Melanoma and other rare childhood tumors
  • Neuro-oncology
    • ATRT
    • Crainopharyngioma
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Germ cell tumors
    • Medulloblastomas
    • Ependymoma
    • Astrocytomas
    • Choroid plexus tumors
    • Mengioma
    • Optic pathway glioma
  • Auto, allo (haplo; malignant v. non-malignant conditions)
  • Cellular Therapy
  • MIBG Program
  • Phase 1 Trials
  • Cancer Risk
  • Adolescents & Young Adults Program (AYA)
  • Survivorship 
  • Fertility Preservation 

Clinical Locations

Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park
5721 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

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Comer Children's at Edward Hospital - Naperville
120 Spalding Dr.
Naperville, IL 60540

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UChicago Medicine Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462

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Comer Children's at Saint Anthony Hospital
2875 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
4440 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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