As part of the comprehensive care provided at the NCI's Pediatric Oncology Branch, a wide range of support services are offered to patients and their families to:
- Individual, Couples, Family Counseling (including services for siblings)
- Support Group Services - Coffee, Tea & Chat: a program that offers an opportunity for learning, as well as an environment of support
- Pill Swallowing
- Medication Adherence
- Pain Management
- Procedural Anxiety
- Coping with Illness
- Advanced care planning
Patients and family members are invited to participate in psychosocial research protocols while their child is undergoing treatment at the NCI. You and your child may be eligible to participate in some of our current research initiatives. View list of current studies.
- Lori Wiener, Ph.D., Section Head
- Sima Zadeh Bedoya, Psy.D.
- Robin Lockridge, Ph.D.
- Brian Pennarola, M.D.
- Mallorie Gordon, Ph.D.
- Rachael Hunter
The Pediatric Oncology Branch has produced a number of educational and therapeutic materials to help the children we serve learn about their condition and cope with the challenges they might face as a result of their illness. View the resources here.