Cancer care for children and adolescents

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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.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer

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Molecular Oncology Research

Pediatric Cancer Types 

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center treats pediatric cancers

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Pediatric Support Resources

Pediatric Support Resources 

Links to resources and support for children and families with cancer

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Our pediatric cancer team

Our Pediatric Cancer Team 

Our team of pediatric specialists ensure the highest quality of care

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By Our Side

By Our Side 

Acknowledging our pediatric program supporters

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Art Gallery

Inspiring creations by our pediatric patients

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