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Blood Diseases and Cancer

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A diagnosis of cancer or blood disease can be hard, and you and your family want the best team available. At UI Children’s Hospital, you can be assured that your child or teen will receive the best possible care.

Our pediatric hematologists and oncologists have undergone extensive schooling to diagnose and treat pediatric patients who have cancer or diseases of the blood, immune cells, bones or joints. They are specially trained to work with pediatric patients in both hematology (the study of blood) and oncology (the study of cancer).

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We offer advanced diagnosis and treatment options for children and young adults, including access to clinical trials.

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Neuro Oncology

  • Brain Tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neuro Endocrine Tumors
  • Retinoblastoma

Solid Tumors

  • Sarcomas
  • Kidney Cancers
  • Liver Cancers

We believe you are the expert on your child. Our talented team will work with you to plan the best course of treatment for your loved one. Our goal is to provide compassionate care and increase both the length and quality of life for children with these diseases.

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Why Choose Us

Siblings may not always get along, but they will always be there for each other. So will we. One more reason why we're the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Iowa.

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Researchers at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa have received a five-year, $10.67 million Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant to study neuroendocrine tumors. This is the first and only SPORE grant ever awarded to fund research on neuroendocrine tumors. Sue O’Dorisio, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics in the division of pediatric hematology/oncology of the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics and the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, is the Principal Investigator on the SPORE. 

Learn more about neuroendocrine tumors and how this grant will benefit patients and researchers.

Learn more about pediatric cancer research helps the littlest ones fight the biggest battles.

Health Information

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Hematology Oncology Patient Information

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Patient Stories

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Just Hope

Brady Jorgensen has lived with a brain tumor for most of his life. Our new Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic, the first of its kind in Iowa, is giving Brady and his family new hope. Read Brady's story.

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In their own words: Parent Blog

Kale was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma. Erica Schmidt shares her son's story.  Read more about Kale's story in his mother's own words.

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“Paying it forward”

After having limb salvage surgery, Michaela is now trying to raise funds for other children with cancer. Read more about Michaela’s story.

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Finding a Better Treatment for Bone Cancer

Megan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare cancer that usually occurs in adolescence when the bones are growing the fastest. She is a part of a study aimed at finding a more effective treatment for bone cancer. Read more Megan's story here.  

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Benny’s Story

Benny was diagnosed with leukemia and after two years of treatment finally put it into remission.Read more about Benny’s story.

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Refusing to be Held Back

At the age of eight, Austin had his right eye remove. He ended up as a straight-A student at West Branch High School.Read more about Nate’s story.

Locations and Contact

Coralville, Iowa

UI Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa River Landing
105 East 9th Street
Coralville, Iowa 52241

Parking: Free parking


Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm


  • Appointment: 319-467-2000
  • Toll Free: 855-467-3700

Iowa City, Iowa

UI Children's Hospital
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
200 Hawkins Drive, 2400 Colloton Pavilion
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Parking: Parking and Wayfinding. Valet Services Available
In House Directions: Elevator F, Level 2.


Monday through Friday
8 am-5 pm


  • Appointment: 319-356-2229
  • Emergency: 319-356-1616
  • Toll Free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)

Bettendorf, Iowa

University of Iowa Children's Hospital - Pediatric Specialty Services
Located at Genesis Health Group
865 Lincoln Road, Suite 500
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722


  • Appointment: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)

Waterloo, Iowa

Covenant Clinic - Urology
3410 Kimball Ave
Waterloo, Iowa 50702


  • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)

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