Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia

Head of the Center: Gevorg Tamamyan     

Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia was founded in February 2019.The formation of the center is the result of the union of Hematology center and pediatric oncology hematology department of “Muratsan” University Hospital.

There are 2 departments in the center: Pediatric Hematology and Pediatric Oncology Departments. The departments have Pediatric Inpatient, Pediatric Day Care, Pediatric Outpatient divisions.  The center also has the Psychological and Social Service for Children.  The Center is the clinical base of the Department of Oncology and Hematology of YSMU.

The center carries out the treatment of children by the international standards, using European and American curative programs and practices. The Center cooperates with world best clinics, such as

  • “St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute”, Austria
  • “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital”, USA
  • “Dmitry Rogachev National Research center of pediatric hematology, oncology and immunology”, Russia
  • “The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf” (UKE), Germany
  • “Children's Cancer Center”, Lebanon          
  • “China Medical University Hospital”, Taiwan
  • “University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center”, USA
  • “Charité”, Germany
  • “Dusseldorf University Hospital”, Germany

On April 2019 the Center became the first in the world to join the world's most famous Hospital - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Global Alliance. In the nearest future pediatric cancer centers from more than 50 countries will also join the Alliance.

The specialists of the center are regularly trained in above mentioned and in other world leading hospitals. As a result of these collaborations, our specialists, if necessary, are able to organize joint professional discussions with these centers.

Our specialists are active members of various international professional organizations and associations. The Center also carries out scientific works that are published both in local and international scientific journals.

Over the past few decades, as a result of our work, we have more than 1,000 children who have overcome the illness and have returned to their active life, study, work and have healthy children.



The head of the department: Lala Vagharshakyan 


  • Anahit Zakaryan
  • Lusine Krmoyan
  • Inga Khalatyan
  • Naira Martirosyan

The department is equipped with 15 beds. Pediatric patients from 0-18 years old with malignant and benign blood disorders get treatment in the department.

Annually 30-40 primary diagnosed patients with leukemia and lymphoma get treatment in the pediatric department of Hematology center. 80% of acute leukemia is of lymphoid type, 18-20% is myeloid type and 0-2% is chronic myeloid leukemia.

Since 1987 patients get treatment according AUR program. 1992-1993 the BFM (Berlin-Frankfurt-Munster) program was implemented for the treatment of pediatric patients with acute leukemia. Since 2013 the MB (Moscow/Berlin) program is also used.  These treatment methods, depending on the type of acute leukemia, allow having remissions in 70-90% of cases and in 40-70% of cases 5 years progress free survival (PFS) is observed.



The head of the department: Lilit Sargsyan


  • Samvel Iskanyan
  • Lusine Hakobyan
  • Ruzanna Papyan

The department is equipped with 18beds. Pediatric patients from 0-18 years old with solid tumors and lymphomas get treatment in the department.

Annually 40-50 primary diagnosed patients get treatment in the Pediatric Oncology department.

Until 2019, the department was a part of the Chemotherapy Clinic of YSMU “Muratsan” Hospital Complex. Since the foundation (2008), the department has implemented and has carried out the latest international schemes for the treatment of children's cancer, many of which have been done in Armenia for the first time. As a result, it was possible to save 65 to 70% of children with cancer.

Gevorg Tamamyan

Professional Experience

2019 - present - Head of the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia, Hematology Center after. Prof. R.H.Yeolyan

2019-present- Head of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Departament, YSMU

2018 - 2019 - Adviser in Oncology to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia

2017 - present - Adviser to the Rector of Yerevan State Medical University

2017 - present - Associate Professor at the Department of Oncology of Yerevan State Medical University

2015 - present - Lecturer of Pediatric Oncology, Master in Advanced Oncology Program, University of Ulm, Germany