About our Care
The Jimmy Everest Center provides state-of-the-art care for children and adolescents in Oklahoma with cancer and blood disorders. We educate patients, families, and health care professions and conduct research to improve patient outcomes.
Cure rates vary according to the type of cancer, but overall childhood cancer survival rates have improved since the 1950’s from less than 10 percent to about 84 percent. These statistics provide hope for the family and child dealing with a diagnosis of cancer.
Our center also provides comprehensive consultations and care for children and adolescent with blood disorders, including anemias, disorders of white blood cells, platelet disorders, bone marrow failure, and bleeding and clotting disorders.”
State-of-the-Art Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
Our board-certified, pediatric hematologist-oncologists
are specially trained to diagnose and treat children and teens with cancers such as:
Our comprehensive care includes access to state-of-the-art medical diagnosis and treatment in patient- and family-friendly facilities. Many of the treatment opportunities OU Children's Physicians provides are unavailable elsewhere in the state:
The only pediatric stem cell transplantation team in the state
Access to Children's Oncology Group's cooperative trials, some of which are not available elsewhere in Oklahoma. Children's Oncology Group is the world's largest childhood cancer research organization.
The center also has specialized multidisciplinary clinics including:
Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic
Comprehensive Brain Tumor Clinic
Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome Clinic
Taking on Life after Cancer (TLC) Survivorship Clinic
Our team of pediatric cancer specialists provide both the latest investigational therapies as well as conventional treatments. Especially important is the fact that our team specializes in treating cancer in children and teenagers. They consider the effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other therapies on a child's growing body, and make every effort to minimize any negative effects these treatments may have during important developmental years.
Partnering with Other Specialists for Comprehensive Care
We partner with other pediatric specialists, including:
Surgeons, including pediatric surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, urologists and otolaryngologists
In addition to these specialists, our comprehensive team includes: