About Cincinnati Children's

  • Finding Cures for Kids with Cancer Who Don't Otherwise Have a Chance

    Joseph.Joseph Dunn was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was 11 years old. He’s 29 now and cancer free.

    Maria (Seta) Kirkland, now 30, overcame a long battle with a form of kidney cancer and became a nurse who helps other children with cancer at Cincinnati Children’s.

    Matthew Grosser developed a brain tumor during infancy. Now he’s 22, and after overcoming several relapses, he’s in college studying to become a social worker.

    Our job is to develop new treatments for the toughest cases of cancers in kids and young adults. Every day − 24/7 − the more than 1,000 doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers and staff in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s work as focused teams to provide care and research new cures for the most difficult cancer cases from around the world.

    It’s in our DNA to innovate.  From developing new targeted designer drugs to hit cancer cells and spare normal cells, high-tech gene therapy approaches to repair immune and blood cells, to the first personalized medicine center for designing cancer treatments − we are leading the nation in childhood cancer care.

    “We share and collaborate to make science count for our patients,” says John Perentesis, MD, FAAP, director of oncology and cancer programs and co-director of our Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute.

    We are proud that our cancer program was rated No. 1 in the nation for childhood cancer care by U.S. News & World Report.

    Why We Stand Out

    • Our team includes more than 60 faculty members with recognized expertise in treating all types of childhood cancer and leukemia.
    • We are a leading center for transformative laboratory research that turns discoveries from the lab into cures for patients.
    • We are the leading national center for bone marrow transplants and innovative anti-cancer therapies.