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Solid tumors represent a wide variety of pediatric cancers. Some of the more prevalent forms of these cancers are neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, Wilms tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, retinoblastoma, and liver and germ cell tumors. Patients generally require a combination of treatments that may include surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Children with solid tumors are treated through the Solid Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric hematology and oncology partnership between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital. Our doctors provide unparalleled expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of these diseases. Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s was one of the first centers in the United States to use adjuvant chemotherapy and perform limb salvage surgery for patients with osteosarcoma. The team continues to advance the treatment of pediatric solid tumors by offering unique therapies, such as radioiodine-labeled metaiodobenzylguanidine (I-131 MIBG) treatment for neuroblastoma.
Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures in-depth discussion of each case and personalized treatment plans for every patient. We integrate expertise from the following specialists:
Learn more about the the Solid Tumor Center Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
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.”