Leukemia and Lymphoma — Pediatric
City of Hope offers outstanding medical treatment and psychosocial support to young leukemia or lymphoma patients and their family members.
Pediatric oncologists, hematologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists and other specialists collaborate to develop a targeted, effective treatment plan.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost one out of three cancers.
At City of Hope, our team of pediatric experts provides comprehensive care for children with leukemia and lymphoma.
Adolescents and young adults may be eligible for clinical studies and novel treatments available for adult patients at City of Hope while still benefiting from the pediatric program's patient and family-centered approach.
When you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of support services to help you and your loved ones take each step during and after your leukemia or lymphoma treatment.
City of Hope has been named a best hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade. Our program treats patients with a range of leukemias and lymphomas, including:
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL)
- B-cell lymphoma (Burkitt and Burkitt-like lymphoma)
- Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBC)
- Lymphoblastic lymphoma
- T-cell lymphoma
- MK-cell lymphoma
For more information, please visit our Department of Pediatrics website.
City of Hope is one of the few facilities designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.
Our developments in the areas of breakthrough cancer drugs, bone marrow transplants and CAR T cell therapy are recognized internationally.
Our leadership in research and innovation continually enhances our ability to provide novel and differentiated approaches to cancer care.
Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., is the Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics, with expertise in pediatric cancer, epidemiology and cancer survivorship.
Nicole Karras, M.D., is a pediatric physician who specializes in treating children diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers — such as leukemias and lymphomas — that would require stem cell transplant therapy.
Lindsey Murphy, M.D., M.S., is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
Anna Pawlowska, M.D., specializes in treating young people with leukemia and directs our Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Program.
Leo David Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist and associate professor in the departments of Immuno-Oncology and Pediatrics.