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Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

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Jackson's Story

Jackson was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at two years old. Now, he is healthy and thriving thanks to the experts at Children's National.

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At Children’s National, we know learning your child has cancer or a blood disorder can be a difficult experience. The diagnosis can be overwhelming, and you probably have many questions about how to find the best treatment possible. Our Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is home to some of the world’s leading experts in pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Our team works together to develop personalized treatment plans that draw from the most innovative procedures and therapies available today. From diagnosis to treatment to follow-up care, we’re with your child, your family, and you every step of the way.

Children's National: Specialized Care for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders

Our comprehensive cancer programs diagnose and care for more children each year than all the other metro area hospitals and our blood disorder programs are among the largest in the country. This high volume translates to a high level of experience and expertise in both common and rare conditions.

Children’s National is home to some of the world’s leading pediatric cancer and blood disorders experts. We also are the only program in the region with specialized programs for these conditions. This ensures your child receives the best possible care for his or her specific diagnosis.

Learn more about our:

Leukemia and Lymphoma ProgramCancer Genetics Program
Blood and Marrow Transplant ProgramBlood Disorders Program
Solid Tumor ProgramHistiocyte Disorders Program
Sarcoma ClinicComprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program 
Brain Tumor Institute (Neuro-Oncology Program)Sickle Cell Disease Program
Experimental Therapeutics ProgramRadiation Oncology Program

Family-Centered Cancer and Blood Disorders Support

Cancer and blood disorders are conditions that involve the entire family. We offer services, amenities, and resources to ease some of the stress that comes with having a sick child.

  • Family-centered care: We value and appreciate your input in important care decisions. To help you do this, our teams include nurses and social workers who specialize in helping families understand their child’s condition and treatment options. Our physicians also spend a lot of one-on-one time talking with you about your child’s condition and care.
  • Child-friendly environment: From a rainforest-themed waiting room to big screen TVs in our infusion stations, we’ve created a “dream clinic” to make every aspect of this experience as child-friendly as possible.
  • Resources and support: Your child’s illness can be difficult on the whole family. From spiritual support to practical needs, such as housing for families who come to us from out of town, we offer help, encouragement, and hope. Learn more about resources for families.
  • Innovative treatment options: We offer many unique treatment options for cancer and blood disorders, including KYMRIAH® therapy. This therapy, dependent upon your child's treatment history and overall health, can help if previous treatment methods were unable to keep your child's acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in remission.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, call us at 202-476-6690, or meet the team.

Marco's Story


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Marco Gutierrez, a 19-year-old from Potomac, Md., was enjoying dinner with family and friends after a University of Michigan football game when pain started to pulse through his chest and back.

Marco's Story

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