Children's Cancer Center

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Learning that a child has cancer is one of the most devastating experiences a parent can go through. Every day, City of Hope’s team of physicians and researchers care for children with cancer and blood disorders and study the science behind these diseases, offering hope and leading-edge treatments for our patients.

Our team of pediatric experts provides innovative and comprehensive care for children, adolescents and young adults.

We offer both outstanding medical care and psychosocial support to young cancer patients and their families.

Why Choose City of Hope for Your Child?

Excellent Outcomes

Our pediatric care teams have produced survival rates averaging 80 percent by developing treatment plans targeted for each child’s individual cancer type and needs. 

Leading-edge Research

City of Hope is a leader in developing life-saving treatments for pediatric cancers and bringing new therapies to patients that may not be available elsewhere.

Survivorship Support

At City of Hope, care doesn’t end when treatment does. We offer supportive care services designed to help patients stay healthy throughout their lives.

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Our team is here to support you and answer your questions.

Specialized Childhood Cancer Treatment

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

  • Leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Musculoskeletal tumors, such as osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and soft tissue sarcomas
  • Brain tumors, including astrocytoma, medulloblastoma and retinoblastoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Reproductive system tumors, including Wilms 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, such as hemophilia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), blood clots and platelet disorders
  • Red blood cell disorders, including various forms of anemia, sickle cell disease and iron deficiency
  • Bone marrow and neutrophil disorders, including aplastic anemia, storage diseases and neutropenia
  • Bone marrow transplant and cord blood transplant, Hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT), 

Most pediatric cancers grow rapidly, but they also tend to respond very well to chemotherapy, and survival rates are excellent. 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.

Meet our Leadership
Saro H. Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.

Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics

Our team is led by Dr. Armenian, an internationally recognized and award-winning physician-scientist dedicated to developing new therapies and improving outcomes for pediatric patients with cancer, blood disorders and other diseases. 

Pediatric Patient Stories
Tyus Munford | Survivor | Children's Cancer | City of Hope
Brave teenager wins battle against sickle cell anemia
At 15, Tyus Munford has an open, friendly way about him, and his love of life and ease with people is apparent. A high school sophomore, he says it’s pretty cool to be back in school, playing trumpet ...

We Are Here to Help You and Your Child Every Step of the Way

We understand the unique challenges that childhood cancer poses to families. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of support services to help you and your child throughout the journey.

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Child Life Programs

Child life specialists leverage strategies and tools designed to help reduce stress and anxiety and support the unique physical and emotional needs of pediatric patients.

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Academic Advocacy Program

We offer tutoring and other programs designed to help your child stay engaged in his or her academic studies while offering opportunities for achievement.

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Adolescents and Young Adults

We offer health care, emotional support and other resources designed to help those 15 to 39 years old address social, financial and academic challenges.

Pediatric Care  News

Learn more about how City of Hope is leading the way in compassionate pediatric care and groundbreaking research.

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Our dedicated care teams are ready to support you.