Rare Tumors Program
Certain types of childhood cancer are very uncommon. Here at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center, we are committed to providing exceptional care for children with rare cancerous conditions, such as germ-cell tumors, retinoblastoma and others.
Our Rare Tumors Program offers the latest therapies and clinical trials and provides access to pediatric experts with extensive experience treating children with rare cancers.
Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center brings together many of the world’s most experienced pediatric oncologists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and internationally recognized pediatric subspecialists at Children’s Hospital Boston.
- Your child’s core care team includes pediatric oncologists, radiotherapists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, nurses and psychosocial and physical therapy specialists, among many others.
- We are New England’s Phase I referral center for the Children’s Oncology Group, so we offer clinical trials unavailable at other regional centers.
- Our director, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, is chair of the Children’s Oncology Group Rare Tumors Committee.
- We provide long-term treatment and childhood cancer survivor support through Dana-Farber’s David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic.
Did you know? Rare cancers
Even though certain pediatric cancers are considered “rare,” together they make up about 15 percent of cancers in children.