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We lace 'em up every morning knowing that in some significant way we will have made a stride toward the common mission: decreasing the burden of cancer.
STEPHEN SALLAN, MD
While childhood cancer is a potentially life-threatening condition requiring intensive treatment, the majority of pediatric cancers are treatable. And thanks to recent advances in therapies, many forms of childhood cancer are curable using a combination of treatments, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
In general, childhood cancers are very rare compared to adult cancers.
Children generally get different forms of cancer than adults.
About 10,000 to 12,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States (compared to about 1.5 million adults).
The most common forms of pediatric cancer are leukemia, brain tumors and lymphoma.
In almost all cases, the cause of childhood cancer is unknown.
Compared with cancer in adults, many pediatric cancers are more successfully treated.
How Boston Children’s Hospital approaches childhood cancer
Your child’s core care team will include pediatric oncologists, radiotherapists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, nurses and psychosocial and physical therapy specialists, among many others.
Our cancer team, ranked one of the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report, treats children with every kind of cancer and blood disease, from the most common to the rarest.
We are New England’s Phase I referral center for the Boston Children’s Oncology Group, so we offer clinical trials of investigational drugs unavailable at other regional centers.
We provide long-term treatment and childhood cancer survivor support through Dana-Farber’s David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic.
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We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”