Treating Children with Cancer

For more information, please call 304-399-6503.

A young patient shares a story with pediatric oncology nurse Megan Schumaker, RN, Dr. Finch and Dr. Stout.

At the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, children with cancer are offered advanced treatment by board-certified pediatric oncologists. Paul Finch, MD, and Linda Stout, MD, are physicians who specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing the care of children and teens with cancer (leukemia, lymphoma and/or tumors), diseases of the blood cells and bleeding disorders.

The pediatric oncology program is housed on the second floor and features its own waiting area, treatment and recovery rooms and five exam rooms, with separate treatment areas for children and adolescents. The unit features child-size furniture, toys, games, movies and books, as well as computers and computer games, to offer much-needed distraction for the children and their family members during treatment and recovery.

Pediatric oncology nurse practitioner Brooke Bella, APRN, FNP-BC, spends some quiet time with a patient.

Our youngest patients are also cared for by certified pediatric oncology nurses who understand the special needs of children with cancer and coordinate care for patients from birth into their early 20s. Along with administering chemotherapy, the pediatric oncology nurse schedules follow-up appointments, CT scans, MRIs and other appointments, providing crucial continuity of care.


Physician Profiles

Finch, Paul T., M.D.

Telephone:(304) 399-6503
Board Certification:Pediatrics
Medical school:Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)
Fellowship:Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Pittsburgh, PA)
Residency:University of Tennessee- Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (Memphis, TN)

Stout, Linda A., M.D

Telephone:(304) 399-6610
Board Certification:Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Medical school:University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio, TX)
Residency:University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
  • Page last updated: Nov 5, 2015
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