Summary of Department
Our basic policy is to treat pediatric patients and their families with heartfelt care. In cooperation with nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, pharmacists and many other staff members in our hospital, we offer safe and secure medical care. Our clean ward has a playroom and elementary and junior high school classrooms, and we offer child-care and education support during hospitalization treatment.
We have been working as the secretariat of the Kyushu Yamaguchi Childhood Cancer Study Group (KYCCSG) and conducted trials on acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). In the KYCCSG ALL-02 protocol from 2002-2008, the probabilities of the overall survival and event free survival were 90% and 80%, respectively. While these outcomes were better than before, any of childhood cancers were so rare that uniform clinical trials were required throughout Japan. In 2003, the Japanese Pediatric Leukemia Study Group (JPLSG) was established, and patients have been treated with nationwide protocols. Furthermore, the Japanese Children’s Cancer Group (JCCG) was established in 2014, and more than 200 institutions have participated in its associated clinical trials.