When Brayden had recurring arm pain, his mom was concerned. It turned out that he had a tumor the length of his upper arm. Our team of oncologists and surgeons sprung into action to create a treatment plan.
Most pediatricians see a solid tumor (sarcoma) once or twice in their career. Children’s National is home to an entire team of dedicated pediatric sarcoma experts. That level of expertise means your child will benefit from a comprehensive treatment plan that draws from the latest options and procedures available today.
Pediatric soft tissue sarcomas can form in many areas, including a child’s liver, kidney, muscle or bone. Although they account for less than 10 percent of all childhood tumors, sarcomas can be aggressive. This is why it’s important to receive care at a high volume center such as Children’s National. We pride ourselves in delivering the latest treatments and offering clinical trials that are not widely available. These include:
At Children’s National, our expertise goes beyond diagnosis and treatment. Our physicians lead some of the most prestigious pediatric solid tumor research in the country. Through this work, we are improving care for children of all ages. Our research interests include:
When you visit our clinic, we discuss with you the possibility of enrolling your child in one of our clinical research programs. Physicians and dedicated research nurses help you understand the risks and benefits of participating. Learn more about our cancer research and clinical trials.
Diagnosing and treating solid tumors involves the efforts of many different specialists. Our program features a large team, including leading experts in pediatric solid tumors. Our program was designed with your family’s needs in mind. From initial diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care, we bring together all of the specialists your child needs in one location. This allows your child to receive effective and efficient care without having to travel to different facilities. Learn more about our sarcoma clinic. Working together, we ensure your child receives the best possible care and your family gets the support it needs:
For more information or to make an appointment, call us at 202-476-6701 or meet the team.
Despite the past decade spent in and out of the hospital, Amira has her sights set on a bright future and doesn’t allow her diagnosis to define who she is.
Vice President, Center for Cancer and Blood DisordersDivision Chief, OncologyAssociate Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research