Cincinnati Children’s is a national leader in comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Research shows that adolescents and young adults with cancer and leukemia need special treatment and care. Their response to therapy and risks for side effects are different compared to older adults or small children.
Cincinnati Children’s oncology specialists are leaders in research in adolescent and young adult cancers, and John Perentesis, MD, director of the Division of Oncology, recently was an author of the influential National Cancer Institute / Children’s Oncology Group “Blueprint” for research in these malignancies.
Our cancer program has a longstanding experience in the treatment of these patients, and has created a center specifically for adolescents and young adults for advanced oncology and stem cell transplant care.