Innovative Treatment Options
We offer multiple immunotherapies, including CAR T-cell therapy, which uses a patient’s own immune system to stop or slow down aggressive and treatment-resistant leukemias and lymphomas.
Advanced Imaging Techniques
High-tech imaging techniques include simultaneous diagnostic computed tomography (CT) scans and positron emission tomography (PET) scans. This technology helps our cancer specialists provide more detailed, accurate diagnoses and staging information. A PET scan is a nuclear imaging test that can sometimes detect cancerous tissues and cells that other imaging tests cannot.
Patients with a high-risk or relapsed cancer undergo genetic testing of tumor tissue. This helps the team identify potential targets for novel anti-cancer drugs.
Cutting-Edge Radiation Therapy
We offer proton therapy, one of the most precise and advanced forms of radiation therapy available in the world today. This specialized technology destroys cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs. The Proton Therapy Center at Cincinnati Children’s is one of only two such centers in the United States that is owned by a children’s hospital.
Well-Established Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Our bone marrow transplant team has performed more than 2,000 bone marrow transplants, and helped develop transplant procedures that are now the standard of care in 240 cancer centers throughout North America.
Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest centers in the United States for pediatric and young adult anticancer drug research. We offer pediatric and adult clinical trials through national research organizations, as well as trials that are only available at Cincinnati Children’s. Our physicians hold leadership positions in national research groups such as the Children's Oncology Group, and bring this expertise to the care of our patients.
Extensive Support Services
These services include social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, psychology, nutrition, school intervention, therapeutic massage, music therapy, art therapy, child life and more − all integrated into your child’s care plan.
Second-Opinion Service for Patients with High-Risk Cancers
Our team can provide additional clarity and insight when a child is diagnosed with a high-risk or treatment-resistant cancer.
Families are an important part of the care team. We encourage their perspective and input, and take time to help them understand their child’s condition and treatment.
Young Adult Cancer Program
This program provides comprehensive care for cancer patients ages 15-39, addressing their unique medical, emotional and psychosocial concerns.