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KITE Clinic offers support to pediatric cancer survivors and families

April 2015

The Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is now offering a pediatric cancer survivorship program to patients and their families called the KITE Clinic. KITE stands for Knowledge and Inspiration after Treatment Ends, and that’s just what the pediatric specialists provide — in a single, coordinated office visit. This approach is a part of a national trend and is a much needed service for cancer survivors. 

At the KITE Clinic, a team of experts create personalized plans and provide ongoing services to help manage long-term or chronic conditions related to cancer or its treatment. Nameeta Richard, M.D., (left), pediatric hematologist oncologist and Elissa Pocze, CPNP, CPON, (below right), are leading the clinic.

Eligibility

The KITE Clinic is open to children and families who have been off cancer therapy for at least two years, including adults who are survivors of childhood cancer.
KITE Clinic visits are usually covered by insurance but do require a referral and pre-authorization.
Survivors of childhood brain or spinal cord cancers receive specialized services through the Randall Children’s Neuro-Oncology Clinic.

KITE Clinic services

The KITE Clinic provides a variety of services that address the physical health, mental and emotional health, and school and work needs of these cancer survivors.
There is a coordinated team of experts at the clinic, as well as referrals to other experts knowledgeable about the specific needs of childhood cancer survivors.

For more information on the full scope of services available, visit the pediatric cancer survivorship program page on the Legacy website.

To make a referral, call: 503-276-9300 or 1-877-KIDS-ONC (543-7662).

The KITE Clinic is located at:
Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program
2801 N. Gantenbein Ave., third floor
Portland, OR 97227

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