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Our specialists know that cancer in children, adolescents and young adults is different from adult cancer in how it develops, how patients handle treatment, and the health and well-being of patients in the future. We work with you to help your child and your whole family work through the process.
In order to provide highly specialized cancer therapies, Children's Hospital offers a range of clinical trials through our own research programs as well as through participation in Children's Oncology Group (COG), an organization comprised of the world’s experts dedicated to studying childhood cancer. Our team's commitment to research ranks us as one of the top programs enrolling patients in clinical trials. This means our patients and their families benefit from nationwide research in childhood cancer. In addition, Children's Hospital is a member of several early-phase research consortia, which means that children with difficult-to-cure types of cancer benefit from access to early phase clinical research trials to explore new therapies.
- Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program: Children diagnosed with a brain tumor often have complex needs in addition to cancer care.
- Musculoskeletal Oncology Program: Musculoskeletal tumors form in the body's connective tissue, which includes bone and cartilage.
Learn more about the Adolescent and Young Adult Program
Dealing with cancer is tough for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for adolescents and young adults. As an adolescent or young adult (AYA) with cancer you may face different challenges throughout your survivorship. Learn more about the special support we provide for AYAs, including joining the Young Adult Oncology Group.
Get a second opinion
It's important to learn everything you can about your child’s diagnosis and care. We'll give you a second opinion.
Support for survivors and their families
How will a diagnosis or treatment for childhood cancer or a blood disorder affect your child’s health and well-being in the future? Learn about our Next Steps Survivorship Program.
Need more information or an appointment? We’re happy to help.
For appointments, contact the individual programs within our MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
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Caring for children with cancer
Meet Dr. Tower and learn how we care for children with cancer in our MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.