Cancer care for children and adolescents
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center's pediatric oncology program provides diagnosis and management of all forms of pediatric cancer and pediatric blood disorders. Patients have access to an extensive range of clinical trials of new therapies and management of long-term treatment effects. Also available are a collaborative network of UC Davis specialists in neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, urology, ophthalmology and otolaryngology. Additional resources for patients and their families include case management, social support services and temporary housing during extended hospital stays.
The pediatric oncology program is conveniently located on the ground floor of the main Cancer Center’s North Building. Co-location of outpatient pediatric services with the adult clinics allows for better coordination of pediatric cancer care and research. Multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses and other providers ensure more seamless coordination of care through a patient’s diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
Children needing hospitalization will continue to receive care at the UC Davis Children's Hospital, a world-class pediatric hospital. Physicians within the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology diagnose and treat children with blood disorders and all types of malignancies, including leukemia, lymphoma, brain and other solid tumors.
The program is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), a federally funded cooperative dedicated to the treatment of childhood cancers. UC Davis Health System also is a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federally funded National Hemophilia Treatment Centers.
- Pediatric infusion services
- Clinical trials
- Online pediatric cancer resource center
- Orthopaedic oncology services
- Pediatric urology services
- Pediatric surgical services
- Pediatric ophthalmology services
- Pediatric otolaryngology services
- Radiation oncology services
- A Child Life Program providing counseling, art and music therapy
- Free or low-cost lodging for parents at Ronald McDonald House or Kiwanis Family House