Cancer Center for Kids Treating Childhood Cancer
The mission of the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Children’s Medical Center is to provide the most advanced childhood cancer treatment in a caring and nurturing outpatient setting, tailored to each child’s unique needs.
The challenge of childhood cancer has been transformed into one of the more amazing medical success stories of the last several decades. As a result of the combined efforts of children’s cancer centers across North America and Europe, dramatic improvements have been made in patient outcomes, with nearly 80% of children cured of their malignancies.
The Cancer Center for Kids is a firm believer in cooperative study partnerships. These efforts combine state-of-the-art pediatric oncology with advanced research protocols to ensure superb patient care and clinical research. Since our inception, we have been a member of the International Cancer Institute's Children's Oncology Group. Each of our patients receives the very latest childhood cancer treatment regimens, and most participate in national protocols that serve to further the science and treatment of childhood malignancies.
The full spectrum of childhood cancer conditions are treated at the Cancer Center for Kids, including:
- Bone Tumors
- Causes of Cancer
- Central Venous Access Devices
- Childhood Sarcomas (rhabdomyosarcoma)
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Germ Cell Tumors in Children
- Infections in the Cancer Patient
- Iron Deficiency
- Lymphoma in Childhood
- Radiation Therapy
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Stem Cell Transplant
- Thrombotic Disorders
- von Willebrand Disease
- Wilms Tumor