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.
Finding Tomorrow's Cancer Treatments
At UVA, we perform research through clinical trials to better understand childhood cancers and explore new ways of treating them. See our list of pediatric cancer clinical trials.
We also partner with the Children’s Oncology Group, a national group of researchers dedicated to finding new and effective treatments for children with cancer, and the National Cancer Institute, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services that is dedicated to cancer research. These clinical trials can give your child access to medications and treatment options not yet available to the public.
Survivors of Pediatric Cancer
We support the physical and emotional needs of patients who have completed cancer therapy.
Learn how we help kids through their cancer treatments and support them in remission at our Survivorship Clinic.