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Oncology

BC Children's Hospital works collaboratively with the BC Cancer Agency and the Children's Oncology Group to provide recommendations for investigation, treatment and follow-up for children with cancer.

LTFU Guidelines

Flu Vaccination guidelines

2016-2017 Flu Vaccination Guidelines

Long-term Follow up guidelines

As new therapies are employed, our knowledge concerning the risks or recurrence and late effects of cancer and its treatment is changing. We have developed disease-specific long-term follow-up guidelines. These guidelines can be modified on an individual basis to provide optimum care for survivors.


Clinical Tools


Additional survivorship guidelines can be found on the Children's Oncology Group website.




Resources

‎Fever and Neutropenia is a Medical Emergency

 

Definition:

Oral temperature >38.5°C (or >38°C x 2 readings taken 1 hour apart)

ANC <1 x 109/L

 

Triage:

It is recommended that the BCCH Clinical Pathway be followed and the recommendations for empiric antibiotic use be implemented. (CAVEAT: Individual Hospital Infection Control Policy may dictate other treatment based on their own antibiotic sensitivity profile).

 

The attending pediatric oncologist (after hours, the oncologist on call) should be notified when a child on active anticancer therapy develops a fever and neutropenia.

 

Please see the following pages for Practice Guidelines for Fever and Neutropenia patients.

 

Please notify BC Children's Hospital

Weekdays (8am-4pm) Oncology clinic 604-875-2345 ext 7079

Afterhours, weekends and stat holidays: Oncologist on call 604-875-2161

BC Cancer Agency  A comprehensive cancer control program for BC

Children's Oncology Group 

National Cancer Institute

‎Pediatric Oncology Education Materials  Basic information on pediatric oncology for health care professionals 

 

Content

 



Health-care teams

A significant contribution to the successful treatment of children with cancer and blood disorders comes from adopting a multi disciplinary team approach to patient care.
 

 
One of the pediatric oncologist/hematologist is the primary physician responsible for directing the care of the child. This primary care team liaises with the local community health care professionals.  

Oncology/Hematology Staff directory (rev. May 2017)

Community Care Team

Many of our patients receive portions of their treatment in their local community.  The following is a list of our community partners. 

Kamloops (rev. Jan 2017)

Kelowna (rev. Jan 2017)

Nanaimo (rev. Mar 2017)

Penticton (rev. Jan 2017)

Prince George (rev. Apr 2017)

Surrey (rev. Mar 2017)

Vernon (rev. Jan 2017)    

Victoria (rev. Jan 2017)

 

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