Dear colleagues,

IAP chapter of Pediatric hematology and oncology is a group of experts in pediatric oncology, pediatric hematology, researchers, and clinicians across India. We have made various advances in various aspects of this field. Few years back, it was difficult to treat a child with hematological or oncological condition. There were no transfusion services for thalassemia kids, few pediatric oncology centers and very few BMT centers across India. However, today we are in a completely different scenario. There are various hematology, Oncology and BMT centers both in government and private sectors which are doing excellent work in providing care.

Today, many young pediatricians are getting trained in Pediatric hematology and oncology. Total number of members in our community are steadily increasing every year. It is always exciting to welcome fresh and renewed energy to help guide our community.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the members of PHO chapter for the immense contribution for the developments in this field. We look forward to continuing this collaborative journey in the years to come as, together, we strive towards a future where no child’s life is defined by blood or cancer disorder.

Dr Shripad Banavali

Chairperson, Pediatric Hematology Oncology Chapter,
Tata memorial Hospital, Mumbai