City of Hope, located near Los Angeles, California, is a nationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of neuroblastoma, Wilms Tumors and other pediatric cancers. We have been named a best hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade and a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, the highest designation that recognizes our commitment to cancer treatment, research and education.
As a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, our doctors also help develop and improve evidence-based cancer treatment guidelines for patients throughout the country.
NEWS & BREAKTHROUGHS
What is neuroblastoma?
What is Wilm's Tumor?
Other pediatric solid tumors
- Germ cell tumors
- Testicular or ovarian tumors
- Thyroid cancer*
- Carcinoma of head/neck, including larynx or tongue
- Rare tumors of children, adolescents and young adults
Neuroblastoma, Wilm’s tumor and the other tumors seen in children, adolescents and young adults require a team of experienced professionals to provide comprehensive and family-centered care. At City of Hope, our pediatric team specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults from birth to 30 years of age. The team includes social workers; child life specialists; recreation, occupational and physical rehabilitation therapists; school reintegration specialists; nutritionists; psychologists; neuropsychologists; and spiritual care specialists.
- The Biller Patient and Family Resource Center
- Unique support programs for adolescents and young adults (AYA) to assist with the often difficult transition into adulthood at the time of illness
Late effects/survivor clinic follows patients long after their treatment to identify, treat and counsel for any issue that can arise related to their life-saving treatmentWhen you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of support services to help you and your family take each step during and after your brain tumor treatment. We can help with all of these concerns, and more:
- Managing side effects and symptoms
- Pain management
- Navigating the health care system
- Your emotional, social and spiritual health
- Handling and coping with stress
- Staying healthy and active
- Healthy cooking and eating
- Healing arts
- Caregiver skills
- Restoring normalcy in your family, job or school routine
The pediatric psychosocial team