Treating Kids With Cancer
While medical advances in cancer treatments have dramatically reduced the mortality rate from childhood cancers, the disease continues to be a leading cause of death among children and teens.
At UVA, we offer the latest treatment options for cancer, providing care that is targeted to the special needs of children and teens.
Because children with cancer often develop other medical problems, our pediatric cancer specialists work closely with doctors and surgeons in other specialties to provide comprehensive care for your child. At UVA, your child will receive care from a dedicated and knowledgeable team of experts who love kids.
Pediatric Cancers We Treat
Finding Tomorrow's Cancer Treatments
are research studies that answer specific scientific questions about new ways to prevent, diagnose, detect and treat cancer. Many of today’s standard treatments for childhood cancers are the result of past clinical trials.
Helping Kids With Cancer
National Clinical Trial Opportunities
UVA participates in the Children’s Oncology Group, a national group of researchers dedicated to finding new and effective treatments for children with cancer. We offer numerous opportunities for children to participate in clinical trials.
These studies can give your child access to medications and treatment options not yet available to the public. Search available pediatric cancer clinical trials.
Coming Soon: Access to the Newest Clinical Trials
The UVA Children’s Hospital will also soon offer additional treatment options to pediatric cancer patients through a new early-stage clinical trials program.
The program will make the latest leading-edge therapies available to our patients.