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Cancer

Providers at Children's National work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Pediatric Cancer Program

Cancer Surgery

Our expert surgical oncology team provides the full spectrum of surgical treatment for children with cancer.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to treat cancer cells.

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Sarcoma Treatment

Children’s National has advanced imaging equipment available for diagnosis, staging, treatment, and follow-up for all bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children, adolescents, and young adults. Children’s National sarcoma program is one of the few in the United States where patients can see a pediatric oncologist, orthopaedic oncologist, biologist, and physical therapist in one truly comprehensive visit.

Radiation

Radiation therapy (also called radiation oncology) uses special kinds of energy waves or particles to fight cancer.

Bone Tumors

Children’s National Health System has a team of individuals who are highly skilled and experienced in the treatment of bone tumors, including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma.

Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children.

Germ Cell Tumors

Germ cell tumors are malignant (cancerous) or nonmalignant (benign, noncancerous) tumors that are comprised mostly of germ cells.

Leukemia

Leukemia is the most common form of pediatric cancer. It affects approximately 3,250 children each year in the US, accounting for about 30 percent of childhood cancers. It can occur at any age, although it is most commonly seen in children between 2 and 6 years of age.

Melanoma

Skin cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the skin cells.