We have an entire team of experts dedicated to treating children with cancer, including caregivers and researchers working to increase our knowledge of pediatric cancers.
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 Hospital, 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.
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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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.
At Children’s National, our Oncology team creates individualized treatment plans for your child based on our innovative research. One unique treatment we offer is KYMRIAH® (tisagenlecleucel), which is for patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell ALL. If previous treatment methods have been unable to keep your child's cancer in remission, KYMRIAH may be able to help.
Through our collaborative Radiation Oncology Program, our patients can receive the most advanced proton therapy available in the region at the Johns Hopkins National Proton Therapy Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Proton therapy precisely treats cancer near our pediatric patients’ most delicate organs and offers a new treatment approach for recurrent cancers.
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.
Vice President, Center for Cancer and Blood DisordersDivision Chief, OncologyAssociate Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Specialist
Clinical Director, Gilbert Neurofibromatosis InstituteNeuro-oncologist
Division Chief, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Director, Clinical Neuro-OncologyMedical Director, Brain Tumor Institute Oncologist
Clinical Director, PANDA Palliative Care Team Assistant Pediatrics Professor, George Washington University
Melissa Silva Wills
Director, Patient Support Services, Center for Cancer and Blood DisordersPsychologist