Exceptional Care

  • The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the nation’s largest referral centers. Each year, we care for about 6,780 children and young adults. Last year, we had more than 25,000 outpatient visits and more than 2,500 inpatient admissions and performed more than 100 blood and marrow transplants.

Advancing Oncology

  • Cincinnati Children's provides innovative care for pediatric and young adult patients with rare, relapsed and difficult-to-treat cancers. Our physicians lead national efforts in the development of new targeted therapies and immunological approaches that offer the potential for more effective therapy with fewer side effects. We partner with national research organizations and drug companies to bring these cutting-edge treatments to our patients, driving the science forward and helping to change the outcomes for pediatric cancer.
  • In the fall of 2016, our Proton Therapy Center opened. The center − one of only two such centers in the nation owned by a children’s hospital − provides a new kind of focused radiation treatment that minimizes damage to areas surrounding tumors.
  • The Proton Therapy Center features a research-specific bay, making it the only proton gantry in the world fully dedicated to clinical research.

Bone and Marrow Excellence

  • We have one of the largest pediatric blood and marrow transplantation programs in the United States, performing, on average, more than 100 transplants each year, with a 96 percent survival rate, much higher than the national average.
  • We were the first to use bone marrow transplant to cure genetic disorders such as autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS). Such innovations have paved the way for further research and refinement of many blood and marrow transplant techniques.
  • We have one of the largest Fanconi anemia comprehensive care centers in the world and the first of its kind in the nation. We currently provide care for more than 130 patients with this rare disease − a significant portion of all patients with this disease in the world.

CARF Pediatric Cancer Specialty Program Accreditation

  • The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a rehabilitation accrediting body that has guided the rehabilitation community for over 50 years with its standards. The standards are created by peers in the field, which promote quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served. As well, these standards guide the daily processes on the Cincinnati Children’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Cincinnati Children’s has been committed to the CARF process since 1996, and has accreditations for Pediatric Specialty, Brain Injury Specialty, Interdisciplinary Pain Specialty, and Cancer Specialty Programs.
  • The Cincinnati Children’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has a CARF Pediatric Cancer Specialty Program Accreditation, which is the first in the world for this type of accreditation. Persons served within this program may expect the highest quality of services and outcomes in the field for pediatric cancer rehabilitation. Learn more.

Comprehensive Sickle Cell Care

  • We offer extensive services for newborns with sickle cell anemia. In fact, Cincinnati Children’s was one of the first hospitals to test newborns for sickle cell anemia, starting in the late 1970s.
  • Our experts in sickle cell disease have pioneered treatments that have become standard of care. We pioneered the use of prophylactic penicillin for newborns to guard against infection, the use of incentive spirometry to prevent acute chest syndrome, and we preformed the first blood and marrow transplant for sickle cell anemia in the United States.

Treating Complex Vascular Anomalies

  • We are the one of few centers to offer clinical trials using new drugs to treat complex vascular anomalies.

Young Adult Cancer Care

  • Our Young Adult Cancer Center specialists understand that young adults with cancer and leukemia need special treatment and unique care.
  • Our psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, chaplains, music therapists and holistic health specialists are trained to provide age-appropriate support to patients with cancer whose lives have become even more complicated.
  • At Cincinnati Children’s, we believe that fertility is an important aspect of medical care for every patient, and that it requires consideration even during childhood. The goal of the Comprehensive Fertility Care & Preservation Program is to meet with patients whose medical condition or treatment regimens place them at risk for fertility complications in the future.