UnityPoint Health - John Stoddard Cancer Center

Pediatric Oncology

At UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, children have a special place all their own at Blank Children's Hospital. Here the staff is committed to family-centered healing, caring, and teaching. Blank Children's is designed to enable pediatric specialists to deliver 21st-century cancer care while providing compassionate medicine to both the child and their family.

  • Blank Children's was built to "fit" the unique health care needs of children

  • Medical equipment is just the right size for kids

  • D├ęcor that's designed to be soothing to children and families

  • An environment that embraces families as a critical part of their child's health, healing, and recovery

The Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Blank Children's provides a complete range of services for children with cancer and their families. Blank Children's is affiliated with the Children's Oncology Group, which enables pediatric oncology centers from across the country to share valuable information about the latest treatment protocols available. This means children receive the same, sophisticated care here in Central Iowa that they receive at other leading national children's cancer centers.

By working together, the staff members at John Stoddard Cancer Center and the Blank Cancer and Blood Disorders Center strive to provide a complete range of services to children, adolescents, and young adults in need of oncology care - right here on the same campus.