With a pediatric cancer program ranked among the best pediatric cancer care programs nationally according to U.S. News and World Report and with its top three status on U.S. News and World Report’s list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Cincinnati Children’s is devoted to being the nation’s leader in pediatric cancer care.
This extension of the hospital’s overall vision “to be the leader in improving child health” demonstrates a long history of excellence and progress. Through its research arm, the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, Cincinnati Children’s is a leader in pediatric research nationally and internationally, and is one of the top three recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest clinical care and research centers for pediatric cancers in the U.S. Its physicians lead clinical trial efforts in major national pediatric cancer research consortia including the Children’s Oncology Group, the National Cancer Institute Pediatric Phase I Consortium, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC), New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium (NANT), Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Consortium, Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network (CERN), Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC), Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC), Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators’ Consortium (POETIC) and Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia and Lymphomas (TACL).
Experienced clinicians and researchers at Cincinnati Children’s work together to develop and deliver innovative therapies for high risk and relapsing cancer, including promising new treatments available only through clinical trials. In addition, Cincinnati Children’s specializes in complex blood and marrow transplants from unrelated donors. Transplant procedures developed here are now used at hospitals worldwide. Cincinnati Children’s has one of the largest blood and marrow transplant programs in the nation.
Its Proton Therapy Center − one of only two such centers in the world owned by a children’s hospital − is located on the Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus. Proton therapy is one of the most precise and advanced forms of radiation therapy available in the world today. In the hands of the expert cancer team at Cincinnati Children’s, this specialized pencil beam technology destroys cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs. As a result, patients experience fewer short-term side effects and long-term complications than with traditional radiation therapy.
Cincinnati Children’s has cutting-edge research initiatives, innovative support services addressing the myriad emotional and psychological challenges facing children with cancer and their families, as well as exceptional facilities and a world-class team of oncology and hematology doctors.
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