Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute

Specialized care for children with both rare and common cancers and blood disorders

At the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, we’re dedicated to treating children with both rare and common cancers and blood disorders. As one of the first cancer facilities in Florida specifically for children, we have decades of experience treating these complex conditions.

We understand how difficult it is for families dealing with a diagnosis of cancer or blood disorder. Our compassionate team is here to support your child throughout every step of their treatment.

Our hematology and oncology experts specialize in treating children, teens and young adults, using the latest advances and most innovative therapies. If your child needs treatment for cancer or a blood disorder, we are here for you.

Why Choose Us for Cancer and Blood Disorders Treatment?

When your child comes to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for cancer or blood disorder treatment, you can expect:

  • Expert team: Our hematologists and oncologists are all experts in their fields. They work closely with the hospital’s other specialists to create a treatment plan customized for each patient.
  • Whole-child approach to care: We understand the complex physical and emotional needs of children with cancer or blood disorders. Your child’s treatment team includes social workers, psychologists, Child Life specialists and other experts. Together, they address your child’s needs throughout treatment.
  • Innovative treatments: Thanks to treatment advances, many childhood cancers are now curable. We offer leading-edge therapies for all types of cancer and blood disorders such as sickle cell disease and hemophilia. We offer expertise in bone marrow transplant techniques that improve outcomes for children with leukemia and lymphoma. We were also the first children’s hospital in Florida certified to offer CAR T-cell therapy. This immunotherapy is a lifesaving treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or lymphoma.
  • Access to clinical trials: We’re an accredited member of the Children’s Oncology Group. This allows us to participate in cooperative clinical trials and research with other hospitals to improve patient outcomes. We’re also a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which is based in Baltimore. This relationship gives our patients access to all of Johns Hopkins’ research studies and trials without leaving Florida.

About the Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute

We offer comprehensive care for children, teens and young adults with all types of cancer and blood disorders. Learn more about us:

Contact Us

To find out more about our Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute, call us at 727-767-4176. We serve families throughout the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond.


Watch and be inspired by Avalynn's story:


Two-year-old Avalynn was an active toddler until one day, a small fall eventually unveiled a larger health issue. Her parents share their story of finding a diagnosis that led them to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for treatment. With the help of a care team, who became an extension of their family, Avalynn is now an active, energetic preschooler.  

Your Guide To Care

Prepare for your child’s appointment at The Johns Hopkins All Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute with our Guide to Care. The guide can help you:
  • Find tips on how to communicate with family and siblings
  • Keep track of appointment dates and medications
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Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Our Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is Florida’s largest pediatric blood and bone marrow transplantation program and was founded in 1985 by Robert Good, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in the fields of transplantation and immunology.

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Sickle Cell

Our program is one of the largest pediatric sickle cell programs on Florida’s west coast and provides comprehensive care to patients from birth to age 21. Our experts also specialize in transitioning pediatric patients to adult care.

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Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders

We provide care for children of all ages with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders in our hemophilia treatment center. Specialists in hematology, pharmacy, orthopaedics, nutrition, social work and physical therapy work together to provide comprehensive care.

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CAR-T Therapy

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute is the only certified treatment center in Florida offering CAR T-cell therapy to treat patients up to 25 years old who have B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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Cell and Gene Therapy

Center for Cell and Gene Therapy for Non-Malignant Conditions

The Center brings together specialists in immunology, hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant, and other areas of medicine with experience in diagnosing and treating rare disorders through transplantation.

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Patient and Family Support

CanSurvive Clinic

Our CanSurvive Clinic informs each cancer survivor about specific health risks and monitors these risks. We support cancer survivors at various stages of their lives and help survivors understand and prepare for their long-term health.

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Patient and Family Support

Patient & Family Resources

Whether beginning treatment or years into remission, our Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute provides a variety of resources to help patients and their families understand and prepare for long-term health and happiness.

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Read inspiring stories

C is for Chloe

In March, after five years of being cancer free — Chloe’s care team would detect a different kind of cancer — this time, cancer of the thyroid. She was first diagnosed as a toddler, back in 2015, with a type of lung cancer called pleuropulmonary blastoma. But despite the difficult news — there is more hope than ever for children like Chloe.

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Donors Pave the Way for Securing National Institutes of Health Pediatric Cancer Research Grant

Recently, Ranjan J. Perera, Ph.D., was awarded a five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for slightly over $2 million. It is the first Research Project grant — known as an R01 — Johns Hopkins All Children's has received to study pediatric cancer research. R01 NIH grants are highly sought after. Only 10% of R01 grant applications are funded. It takes a great deal of advance work to receive one.

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Resilient Riley

Riley was just a year and a half old when he was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that affects about 1 in 200,000 people. With the specialized care and teamwork of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy for Non-Malignant Conditions, Riley, now 5, is back home with his siblings and growing stronger every day.

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