Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department of Koç University Hospital delivers healthcare services by a team of 5 physicians, including one associate professor, one assistant professor, one physician and two patient relations specialists. As a team, we work in all fields of pediatric hematology and oncology such as outpatient services, inpatient monitoring and day chemotherapy program. Diagnostic and treatment services are carried out at one outpatient clinic, one separate care and practice room within the department and an outpatient treatment unit in the hospital. Moreover, pediatrics clinic with capacity of 40 beds and pediatric intensive care means are also utilized for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of our patients, when necessary. Advanced biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, molecular pathology and hematology laboratories, blood bank and genetic diagnostic center as well as translational research laboratory of our hospital provide important advantages regarding patient care and research. 
Treatment processes of international patients are meticulously managed from the admission to the end of treatment in coordination with “International Patient Department” team.

 Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of pediatric blood diseases and cancers require a multidisciplinary approach; considering this fact, all necessary units work cooperatively for quick and ideal treatment services regarding supervision of such diseases in our hospital. All laboratory tests which are required for diagnosis and supervision of these diseases but cannot be analyzed in our country are delivered to reference laboratories in the world. “Multidisciplinary Pediatric Tumor Council” is organized with participation of pediatric surgery, pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, pathology, neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, orthopedics and other departments, when necessary, in addition to Pediatric Hematology and Oncology team. Optimal practice is discussed and planned for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of each patient in these councils in the form of a joint protocol.  

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program

The specifically equipped clinic necessary for pediatric bone marrow transplantation is under construction.


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department deals with pediatric blood diseases and cancers. These diseases are:
  • Anemia
  • Hereditary blood diseases (acquired or congenital number and function disorders of platelets, leukocytes and erythrocytes)
  • Bleeding and coagulation disorders
  • Acute and chronic leukemia
  • Central nervous system tumors (Brain tumors)
  • Lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma)
  • Adrenal gland tumors (Neuroblastoma)
  • Renal tumors (Wilms’ tumor)
  • Soft and connective tissue tumors (Rhabdomyosarcoma)
  • Bone tumors (osteosarcoma, Ewing Sarcoma)
  • Liver tumors (Hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma)
  • Eye tumors (Retinoblastoma)
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Other rare cancers of childhood