The Melodies Center is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), http://www.childrensoncologygroup.org/cog/ the largest national cooperative clinical trials group in pediatric cancer.
A dedicated staff of four pediatric hematologists/oncologists, a physician’s assistant, highly trained chemotherapy nurses, pediatric social workers, child life specialists, and the support of all of Albany Medical Center's pediatric subspecialists. We treat 70 new cancer patients per year as well as 500 other new patients with a variety of blood disorders. On any given day, there is an average of eight children receiving inpatient care at the Children’s Hospital and dozens who receive chemotherapy and other treatments as outpatients in The Melodies Center. In a year there are more than 5,000 visits to the Center.