What We Treat

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center’s Supportive Care Clinic of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta helps children who have serious illnesses and their families live as well as possible. Living with a life-threatening medical condition is difficult. Our mission is to help facilitate care that achieves patients’ goals and promotes hope and well-being at all stages of illnesses. 

The Supportive Care Clinic is located in the Aflac Cancer Center so that patients receive seamless care. We provide initial consultations and follow-up visits in the clinics at Egleston and Scottish Rite hospitals. The Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) will also follow your child's care when he or she is admitted to the hospital, either on the Aflac Cancer Center's floor, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) or rehab unit at Egleston and Scottish Rite.

Our Unique Approach

The Supportive Care Clinic supports patients, families and providers through three core missions:

  • Clinical care
    We work with the hematology/oncology, blood and marrow transplant (BMT) and developmental therapeutics teams to provide medical care to patients, while also improving their quality of life. A comprehensive supportive care plan will be developed to treat the physical, psychological and spiritual symptoms related to the patient's disease and treatment. A patient may receive care from a variety of experts, including pediatric hematology/oncology, PACT, the family support team, psychology, integrative medicine, radiation oncology and pain medicine.
  • Education
    We educate families, nurses, doctors and medical professionals about decision-making, pain and symptom management, palliative care, hospice care, family and sibling dynamics, school challenges, spiritual concerns, grief and bereavement. Our experts train physicians and staff who care for children with serious illnesses throughout Children's and Georgia.
  • Research
    The Supportive Care Clinic participates in local and national efforts to improve care for children who have serious illnesses. Through clinical trials, we evaluate approaches to care that improve communication and care coordination, offer family-centered spaces for healing, preserve hope and optimize a child's quality of life. 

Meet the Team

Led by Katharine Brock, MD, MS, Director of the Supportive Care Clinic, our team includes:

Meet the Team