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

    Joseph Dunn was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was 11 years old. He’s 30 now and cancer free.

    Joey Evans was treated for a rare type of bladder cancer when he was 2 years old. Years later, when side effects from that treatment emerged, he turned to Cincinnati Children’s for answers.

    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.

    At Cincinnati Children’s, we 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 have the largest array of new anti-cancer treatments for children of any medical center in the country. As a result, children with very complex cases are referred here from all around the world,” 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. 3 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, each with nationally recognized expertise in treating all types of childhood cancer and leukemia.
    • We are building one of only two dedicated pediatric Advanced Radiation Therapy Centers in the nation, and the only one that also will be used in cancer research.
    • 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.