Cancer Care at Children’s National
We have an entire team of experts in our Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders dedicated to treating children with cancer. Our subspecialty trained faculty and staff includes not only experienced caregivers but also nationally recognized researchers working to increase our knowledge of pediatric cancers.
Meet the Team
Learning your son or daughter has cancer is a difficult experience for any parent. You probably have a lot of questions about what happens next and, most importantly, you want the best possible care for your child.
At Children's National, our comprehensive cancer programs offer highly-specialized care and support from a large team of experts. Our personalized treatment plans draw from the most innovative procedures and therapies available today.
Children’s National Oncology: Specialized Pediatric Cancer Care
Our comprehensive cancer programs diagnose and care for more children each year than all the other metro area hospitals. This high volume translates into a high level of experience and expertise in both common and rare cancer types.
Children’s National is home to some of the world’s leading pediatric cancer experts. We are also the only program in the region with specialized programs for different types of cancer. This ensures your child receives the best possible care for his or her specific diagnosis.
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Family-Centered Cancer Care and Support
Cancer is a disease that involves 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.
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Have a question about a specific disease or condition or treatments or services we offer?
To make it easier for many families, your child may see our cancer specialists in Washington, DC, and Virginia.
Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
We take a team approach to care, where all specialties and departments are totally integrated to offer the best care for each patient and family. Our team collaborates with specialists in other departments to offer the best care possible.
Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.
We offer a comprehensive range of clinical trials, including medications and treatment that are not widely available.
We know that you may have a lot of questions when it comes to your child’s condition. We have compiled this list of helpful links to direct you to online education as well as support programs.
Children’s National Health System values the network of referring physicians and staff and offers resources for medical education and referring patients to Children’s National.
Children’s National Health System provides suggested treatments to compliment top-notch medical education and experience.