The St. Damien Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Center has been in existence since 2006, and has treated over 140 patients from throughout Haiti. The center treats both solid tumor and blood cancers (such as leukemia, lymphoma, retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, Wilms, Hepatoblastoma, Neuroblastoma, ovarian, testicular) as well as hematological diseases (such as aplastic anemia). Chemotherapy and surgical interventions are provided on-sight at the St. Damien campus in Tabarre, which radiation therapy is provided in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
The center currently works closely with St. Jude’s Medical Center in the US, and is currently undergoing evaluation to become a St. Jude international affiliate. Bi-weekly video conferences with St. Jude’s to discuss difficult cases-oncology pathology is also supported by several centers in the US who aid in diagnosis.