Kidney Tumors Program
Who we are
If your child has been diagnosed with a kidney tumor, you are probably wondering what treatment your child will need. We understand that you may have a lot of other questions, like:
- Is it painful?
- Does my child need to be hospitalized?
- How will it affect my child long term?
- What do we do next?
Our team at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center includes many doctors and nurses who are extremely knowledgeable about pediatric kidney cancers. They will be able to answer all of your questions, from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.
Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center offers your child care from many of the world’s most experienced pediatric cancer doctors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and internationally recognized pediatric subspecialists at Children’s Hospital Boston.
- Your child’s core care team will include a pediatric oncologist, surgeon, radiologist and radiation oncologist who work together to manage your child’s care.
- Our pediatric surgeons are nationally recognized for expertly removing cancerous tumors.
- In some special circumstances, our interventional pediatric radiologists have used minimally invasive radio frequency ablation instead of radiation therapy to kill tumors.
- Our pediatric radiation oncologists are involved in studies of how to avoid radiation therapy when possible, and when radiation is needed, to minimize the dose and field of radiation.
- We are New England’s Phase I referral center for the Children’s Oncology Group, so we offer clinical trials unavailable at other regional centers.
- Long-term treatment and childhood cancer survivor support is provided through Dana-Farber’s David B. Perini, Jr. Quality of Life Clinic.
Did you know? At risk patients
Some children are predisposed to developing kidney cancers. Our team actively monitors these children, so cancers are identified and treated as early as possible.