Pediatric Cancer

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Pediatric Cancer Care

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating for a child and their family. But there is cause for hope. Advances by specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital and other pediatric hospitals have greatly improved outcomes over the years. Today, nearly 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors, and the majority of them are considered cured. Fifty years ago, less than 10 percent of childhood cancer patients could be cured.

Why Choose UChicago Medicine for Pediatric Cancer

Our pediatric specialists are at the forefront of cancer care, working as part of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide the latest investigational therapies as well as proven, conventional treatments.

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Chicagoland Children's Health Alliance

A collaboration among the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, Advocate Children’s Hospital and Pediatrics at NorthShore University HealthSystem

The three organizations are committed to seamless, multidisciplinary care for children and their families. Our care team is here for support from consultation through diagnosis and treatment, continuing with Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) programs. We offer one of the largest and most comprehensive portfolios of pediatric cancer clinical trials. Our patients often have access to new treatments years before they are widely available elsewhere.

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At the Forefront Live: Childhood Cancers

UChicago Medicine pediatric oncologists James LaBelle, MD, PhD, and Jennifer McNeer, MD, discuss the advances in cancer treatments and care for teens and young adults with cancer. Plus a special visit from a patient and first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

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