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Division Highlights - Hematology & Oncology

The Division of Hematology and Oncology provides state-of-the-art integrated therapies, including stem cell transplant, aimed at curing malignancies and treating hematological disorders in children.

Research interests include ways to recognize and destroy cancer cells using immunologic and molecular biologic pathways, cancer survivorship, and palliative care.

2010 Highlights

  • Carol Diamond, MD, was one of the first recipients of UW Health’s Clinical Practice Excellence Award.
  • Kenneth DeSantes, MD, led a large collaborative team at American Family Children’s Hospital to initiate a program that is routinely administering I-131 MIBG treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma, making the AFCH one of seven centers nationally that are providing this innovative treatment.
  • Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, was senior author of a national trial reported in The New England Journal of Medicine. The trial tested an experimental immunotherapy treatment, based in part on his laboratory’s work, for children with high-risk neuroblastoma. It showed a 20% improvement in cure rates for children who received this immunotherapy.


Paul M. Sondel, MD, PhD

Professor and Division Chief

Kenneth B. DeSantes, MD

Associate Professor

Carol A. Diamond, MD

Associate Professor

Sinisa Dovat, MD, DSc

Associate Professor

Margo L. Hoover-Regan, MD

Assistant Professor

Neha J. Patel, MD

Assistant Professor

Diane M. Puccetti, MD

Associate Professor


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Grant Support

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Last updated: 01/04/2016
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