Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
The diagnosis of a life-threatening condition, like cancer or a blood disease, affects your entire family. We're here to help you every step of the way. At Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we offer the ideal setting, utilizing the world-recognized cancer and blood disease expertise at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the internationally renowned pediatric expertise at Children’s Hospital Boston ... within the research and educational setting of Harvard Medical School.
We are a top cancer and blood disease center and a top children’s hospital.
Our team, ranked one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, treats children with every kind of cancer and blood disease, from the most common to the rarest. In addition to pediatric hematologists, oncologists and nurses, our team also includes experts from throughout Children’s—including pediatric surgeons, imaging specialists, pathologists, stem cell transplantation physicians and psychologists.
As a team, this network of specialists forms a comprehensive care plan that accounts for the many aspects of your child’s health that are affected when she has cancer or a blood disease.
At Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, our treatment is informed by our research. We have two of the world’s most extensive pediatric cancer and blood disease research programs, and many of our physicians are world-renowned physician-scientists, so new treatments are always available. We offer dozens of clinical trials for patients with hard-to-treat or relapsed conditions, as well as access to special therapies and high-tech resources used to improve outcomes.
From your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to supporting all of your family’s medical, physical and emotional needs. Each step we take is focused on making your family’s experience as manageable as possible.
To contact us, please call 1-888-PEDI-ONC.
A long history of cancer care
Treatment for children with cancer began here. More than 60 years ago, Sidney Farber, MD, founded the Childhood Cancer Program, the first pediatric cancer program in Boston. Dr. Farber refused to accept that childhood cancer was untreatable, and his determination led to the development of chemotherapy and the first remissions of childhood leukemia. Learn more about Sidney Farber.
Facts and Figures
Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center is the largest pediatric hematology/oncology program in New England, and one of the most active in the country.
- We see more than 3,900 children and teens with all types of cancer and blood diseases each year.
- More than 100 doctors, nurses and support staff, and many basic scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston are on our team.
- Dana-Farber and Children’s are teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School, where all of our physicians hold faculty appointments.
- Our pediatric stem cell transplant team performs more than 80 transplants each year for children with cancer, bone marrow failure, aplastic anemia and other blood diseases and immunodeficiencies, such as Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) syndrome.
- We offer enrollment in dozens of clinical trials, providing innovative treatment options to children with hard-to-treat or relapsed cancers or blood disorders.