What is Pediatric Hematology-Oncology?

A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners have three interrelated characteristics. First, they are educated in the growth and development of normal children from birth to adulthood as well as in the identification and treatment of disease in these age groups. Second, these doctors have knowledge and understanding of hematologic (blood disorders) and oncologic (cancerous) diseases. Third, they combine their knowledge of general pediatrics and of hematology and oncology.