Specialized Children’s Cancer Care
As the only pediatric oncology center in the area, Northwest Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive cancer care for children of West Texas, the Panhandle, southwestern Oklahoma and eastern New Mexico. Our partnership with Texas Tech Pediatric Physicians in Amarillo enables us to provide advanced childhood cancer care, close to home, in a specialized cancer center with trained oncology teams.
Children's Oncology Group Treatment Center
According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, research has shown that children and adolescents treated at specialized children’s cancer centers, as opposed to local hospitals, have a better outcome. Specialized children’s cancer centers are hospitals with trained oncology healthcare teams that are dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of child and adolescent cancers.
For more information about pediatric oncology services, please contact Brooke Rodriques, RN, BSN, CPHON, Pediatric Oncology Nurse Navigator, at 806-351-5854 or Brooke.Rodriques@nwths.com.
Teaming Up with Texas Tech Physicians
Northwest Texas Healthcare System and Texas Tech Physicians of Amarillo are working together to provide comprehensive research-backed cancer care for children. Smita Bhaskaran, MD, and Samer Zaid Kaylani, MD are pediatric hematology-oncology specialists from Texas Tech Pediatric Physicians. They collaborate with service providers at Northwest Texas Healthcare System to provide high quality care in a specialized cancer center.
Texas Tech Pediatric Physicians provides primary and specialty services as the medical practice of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Healthcare practitioners at Texas Tech Physicians are also leading educators and researchers, giving children access to the latest in medical technology and patient care.
For decades, the team at Texas Tech Pediatric Physicians has been dedicated to serving children in general pediatrics and eight different subspecialties. By providing comprehensive healthcare to residents throughout the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and New Mexico, these physicians work to keep kids healthy, while also educating families on preventive measures to help care for their children.