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Pediatric Cancer

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We offer the latest treatment options for cancer, providing care that is targeted to the special health concerns of children and teens.

While medical advances in cancer treatments have dramatically reduced the mortality rate from childhood cancers, the disease continues to be a leading cause of death among children and teens. At UVA, we offer the latest treatment options for cancer, providing care that is targeted to the special health concerns of children and teens.

Because children with cancer often develop other medical problems, our pediatric oncologists work closely with doctors and surgeons in other specialties to provide comprehensive care for your child. At UVA, your child will receive care from a dedicated and knowledgeable team of experts who love kids.

Childhood Cancer

We diagnose and treat a full range of childhood cancers, including:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma, including Hodgkin’s disease
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Liver cancer

Pediatric Cancer: Research and the Latest Treatments

Clinical trials are research studies that answer specific scientific questions about new ways to prevent, diagnose, detect and treat cancer. Many of today’s standard treatments for childhood cancers are the result of past clinical trials.

UVA participates in the Children’s Oncology Group, a national group of researchers dedicated to finding new and effective treatments for children with cancer. We offer numerous opportunities for children to participate in clinical trials. These studies can give your child access to medications and treatment options not yet available to the public. We constantly seek new answers and improved treatments for your child - and for every child with cancer.

Kids with Cancer: Giving Support