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Multiple clinical challenges require a complex clinical environment with ready access to various state-of-the-art medical disciplines including close collaboration with colleagues in surgery, diagnostic imaging, pathology, hematology, and medical and radiation oncology. The groups work closely with various professional organizations including POGO, Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada, the Council of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Directors of Canada and the Children's Oncology Group, as well as the Canadian Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network.
As leaders in bleeding disorders care through the Southwest Ontario Regional Bleeding Disorders Program we are recognized as a national leader and a model for emulation. Through a satellite agreement with the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener-Waterloo and the Windsor Regional Hospital in Windsor, they have developed a regional oncology relationship with the support of the Ministry of Health and
There is interaction with the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto through the provincial network for Hemoglobinopathy and the bone marrow transplant service enabling specialized expertise to the whole province. A regional referral service is available for all of Southwestern Ontario for children and adolescents with cancer and serious blood disorders.
Partners include London Regional Cancer Centre, academically through The University of Western Ontario - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and clinically through London Health Sciences Centre.
Their research commitment is primarily in the Children's Oncology Group, a multinational and interdisciplinary cancer study group that develops and implements clinical trials for the treatment of disease, collects data for epidemiology studies, and banks tumor specimens for biological study. They most recently have been involved with new trials in hemophilia, safety monitoring, quality of life and other related areas. There is involvement in thrombotic states and childhood stroke, as well as marrow failure syndromes.