Cancer care for children and adolescents
Types of services offered
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce that its pediatric cancer clinic and infusion center have been relocated to the new expanded wing of the main Cancer Center. Co-location of outpatient pediatric services with the adult cancer clinics will allow for better coordination of pediatric cancer care and research. Multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses and other providers will 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 devoted to the health of babies, children and adolescents. 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. Founded in 1955, COG is now the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to pediatric and adolescent cancer research, uniting more than 8,000 experts from the globe’s leading children’s hospitals, universities and cancer centers. As one of only two COG member programs in Sacramento, the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology offers more than 40 pediatric cancer clinical trials at any given time.
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.
- 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