Pediatric cancer treatment options

City of Hope specializes in the treatment of childhood cancers and blood disorders, including:

  • Multiple types of leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas
  • Musculoskeletal tumors, such as osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and soft tissue sarcomas
  • Brain tumors: astrocytoma, medulloblastoma and retinoblastoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Reproductive system tumors: Wilm’s tumor and germ cell tumors
  • Head and neck cancers, including cancers of the oral and nasal cavities, throat, sinuses, thyroid and salivary glands
  • Bleeding and clotting diseases: hemophilia, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), blood clots and platelet disorders
  • Red blood cell disorders: various forms of anemia, sickle cell disease and iron deficiency
  • Bone marrow and neutrophil disorders: aplastic anemia, storage diseases and neutropenia
  • Hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT), bone marrow transplant and cord blood transplant

Most pediatric cancers grow rapidly but also respond very well to chemotherapy. Survival rates are excellent, averaging 80 percent or higher. But cancers in children can also trigger long-term health challenges later in life, making follow-up care and regular monitoring especially important.

With the ever-increasing number of survivors of childhood cancer, we also emphasize long-term survivorship, providing continued surveillance to monitor and proactively address the long-term effects of childhood cancer.