Cancer treatment for kids.
The types of cancer that children get are often different from the types adults get — childhood cancers are not related to lifestyle or habits. And, kids respond differently to treatments. That's why you need a team focused on kids’ cancer treatment. Our experts use leading-edge approaches designed just for kids.
Trusted, kid-friendly cancer care.
At St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, we specialize in children’s cancer care. As a pediatric academic medical center, we use the latest advancements to give your child the best possible results — approaches you won’t find at many hospitals.
Our pediatric cancer team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, and other specialists work together to give your child unmatched care. We help coordinate appointments and offer family-friendly conveniences like overnight accommodations, playrooms, and in-room entertainment. We handle the details so that you can focus on your family.
Comprehensive Pediatric Cancer Care
We treat all childhood cancers, including:
- Blood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma
- Bone cancer
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
- Eye cancer
- Kidney and liver cancer
- Skin cancer
- Solid tumors
Your child gets personal attention and a treatment plan designed just for them. Their treatment may include:
- Chemotherapy – Medicine that stops cancer from growing, including targeted therapy that is less harmful to healthy cells.
- Immunotherapy – Helps the immune system fight cancer.
- Radiation therapy – Radiation that kills cancer cells.
- Surgery – Removes tissue affected by cancer.
- Stem cell or bone marrow transplant – Replaces diseased or destroyed cells so that the transplanted cells can make healthy blood cells.
Why Choose Us for Cancer Care
When your child is fighting cancer, you want access to every available option. We’re part of the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest organization dedicated to childhood cancer research. That means you get promising new therapies before they’re widely available. It also means you work with a team that specializes in meeting the unique needs of children and their families.