Each year, more than 15,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer. Talking to your child about their cancer diagnosis can be daunting. But at City of Hope, your child will be cared for by a dedicated team of world-class professionals specially trained in pediatric cancers.
Pediatric oncologists, hematologists, surgeons, radiation therapists, pathologists and others work together to develop targeted and effective treatment plans, while professionals in psychology, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, music therapy and school reintegration provide support to patients and their families.
City of Hope specializes in the treatment of childhood cancers and blood disorders. With the ever-increasing number of childhood cancer survivors, we also emphasize long-term survivorship, providing continued surveillance to monitor and proactively address the long-term effects of childhood cancer.
At City of Hope, we take the advances made by researchers in our laboratories and turn them into lifesaving therapies as quickly as possible. Many of these new therapies are not always available elsewhere.
City of Hope is a member of the Children's Oncology Group, which maintains rigorous staffing, services and facilities standards for treating children's cancer. COG institutions treat 90% of all pediatric cancer cases in the U.S.
Through COG, City of Hope has access to the nation's largest group of clinical trials for pediatric and adolescent cancers.
We specialize in the treatment of cancers and blood disorders that occur most often in children, adolescents and young adults, including:
Duarte - Main Campus; Antelope Valley; South Pasadena; Upland
Clarke Anderson, M.D., is City of Hope's go-to professional for handling difficult and often heart-rending cases of cancer in small children, especially neuroblastomas, or tumors of the central nervous system.
Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist; Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Duarte - Main Campus
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.
For Lior Goldberg, M.D., his work as pediatric oncologist centers around curiosity, compassion and courage. He makes sure to genuinely get to know the patients and families he serves, sharing in the difficult aspects of cancer and its treatment while helping ease distress.