As the largest histiocytosis treatment program in the United States, the Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center sees more than 150 new patients with histiocytic disorders each year and follows more than 1,000 active patients, including referrals from 5 continents.
Patients benefit from the combined talents and expertise of some of the top specialists in the world, giving every child or teen patient the best quality of care and chance of survival for their histiocytic disorders.
Incorporating a large multidisciplinary team, we treat children and adults with the following histiocytic disorders:
We have 4 physicians, a nurse practitioner, and over 20 other team members dedicated to clinical care and research to improved lives of children and adults with histiocytic disorders. In addition to our team of specialists focused on histiocytosis, patients may see neurologists, radiologists, endocrinologists, orthopaedic surgeons, pathologists, and many other clinical and social specialists in order to receive the best possible care.
With the dramatic growth of the Histiocytosis Program, we have developed and expanded the number of clinical trials of innovative therapies to treat histiocytosis conditions. Our extensive clinical experience, coupled with the basic research studies we design with biopsy and other tissue samples, provides the opportunity for us to establish clinical and biologic correlations that no other center in the world can. Our research focuses on genetic changes in cells of the immune system that lead to LCH and related disorders. We have built a program to discover the causes of these conditions in order to expedite development of more effective and innovative therapies.
The Histiocytosis Program has several active grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Histiocytosis Association of America (HAA), the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Donations to support the Histiocytosis Program may be made online. Please make sure to specify under ‘Comments’ that the donation is for the Histiocytosis Program.