Norton Children’s Cancer Institute launches

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute launches

Norton Cancer Institute and Norton Children’s Hospital, in affiliation with the University of Louisville, have founded Norton Children’s Cancer Institute to provide improved access, new programs to treat rare tumors and benign blood disorders, and a revamped program for bone marrow transplants.

Inpatients of the institute will continue to receive care at the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital. Outpatient services will be offered at UofL’s new 170,000-square-foot pediatric medical office building, which is set to open in July 2018 at 401 E. Chestnut St.

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute also will focus on increasing the number of clinical trials available and the recruitment of hematology/oncology specialists and medical students.

The University of Louisville will provide physician support for the institute, while Norton Healthcare will commit $1 million per year for pediatric oncology research and physician recruitment, as well as offering leadership and support staff.

For more information about Norton Children’s Cancer Institute or referral information, contact Frances Price, patient navigator, at (502) 629-6916 or frances.price@nortonhealthcare.org.