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The Melodies Center

Providing Region-Exclusive Care

The Melodies Center is the region's answer for the care and treatment of childhood cancer and blood disorders.

Childhood Cancers, Blood Disorders and Albany Med


Save the Date for Melodies of Christmas, Dec. 18-21
Melodies of Christmas 2014
Please join us for the 2014 Melodies of Christmas, a magical night filled with beautiful holiday music to support the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. More info: Melodies of Christmas 


Please click here to see how the Melodies Center team helped raise more than $70,000 to support pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation and at the same time, lift the spirits of Melodies Center patients and families
The Melodies Center team helped raise more than $70,000 to support pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation and at the same time, lift the spirits of Melodies Center patients and families. Click HERE to watch.

From toddlers to teens, cancer is the second leading cause of death (after accidents). In the United States, more than 13,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year.

But the survival rate continues to improve, averaging 80 percent – thanks to increasingly specialized treatments, leading-edge expertise and ground-breaking research.

The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center is leading the way. We are the only provider of care for children and teens with cancer and blood disorders in the 25 counties we serve.

The Melodies Center is an important resource for children and families, with more than 6,000 visits in 2013.


The Melodies Center at Albany Med

Our Melodies Center is unique. Watch the video to see how the region's only pediatric cancer center delivers expert and compassionate care.

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Click here to meet our experts. 

Our Expertise

The Melodies Center has five board-certified hematologists/oncologists trained to care for a wide variety of childhood cancers.

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Our Approach

The Melodies Center treats both patients and families. Our doctors, nurses and staff are specially trained to help children and their parents understand the stresses of managing a diagnosis.

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Click here to learn more about treatments at the Melodies Center.

Our Treatments

Because each patient is different, so is each treatment plan. Our experts work with families to explain all options and to walk hand-in-hand with them during their treatment.

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Click here to learn more about our collaborations with groups and foundations.

Our Programs

In collaboration with many local and national groups and foundations, the Melodies Center offers a variety of educational programs.

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Our Research

Albany Med is currently involved in more than 40 different studies related to pediatric cancer through our relationship with the National Cancer Institute and the Children's Oncology Group.

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