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Pediatric Cancer Specialists & Treatments

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Nothing prepares you for finding out your child has cancer. You’re scared and not sure what to do next. You have a lot of questions, like where to go for treatment and how to talk with your child about having cancer.

At UVA Health Children’s, you'll find a team of pediatric cancer specialists with both compassion and expertise. We're here for you and your child every step of the way. We'll help you get the answers you need to keep going, as a parent. Child-centered attention and care will help your child feel supported and be themselves.

Why UVA Health Children's for Pediatric Cancer

You’ll receive care at the #1 children’s hospital in Virginia. And you'll benefit from Virginia's first NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. That means we offer the most advanced cancer treatments, right-sized for kids. Our fellowship-trained doctors offer treatment targeted to the special needs of children and teens.

Finding the Best Treatment for Your Child’s Cancer

UVA Health Children’s offers the latest treatments for pediatric cancer. We modify and customize interventions for each child. Your child will get access to advanced, personalized treatments, including:

Children with cancer often develop other medical problems. Our pediatric cancer specialists work closely with other specialists to give your child the highest level of care. 

Cancers We Treat

  • Liver cancer
  • Lymphoma, including Hodgkin’s disease
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Wilms Tumor

Accessing the Latest Treatments

Our clinical trials give your child access to medications and treatments not yet available to the public.

We took part in the National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical trials for CAR T-cell therapy. Our research helped develop the treatment and find side effects.

CAR T-cell therapy is now FDA-approved to treat pediatric leukemia. Because of our research, our pediatric cancer specialists have special training to watch for side effects and treat them right away.

We continue to study more ways CAR T-cell therapy can treat pediatric cancer.