Pediatric Oncology

Learn about the services, treatments and programs we offer at Penn State Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology. 

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Pediatric Oncology (cancer) services

Our Pediatric Oncology team cares for children of all ages with a variety of cancers. We understand that patients and their families need emotional, spiritual and medical support throughout cancer treatment.

Each care team includes the patient, their family, a physician, nurse specialist and social worker. Child life specialists, music therapists, and psychological and educational specialists are available as needed.

We treat all pediatric cancers, including:

  • Leukemias
  • Brain tumors
    • Medulloblastoma
    • Primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)
    • Ependymoma
    • Astrocytoma (high grade, cerebellar, low grade)
    • Glioblastoma
    • Brainstem gliomas
    • Central nervous system (CNS) germ cell tumors
  • Solid tumors
    • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
    • Hodgkin’s disease
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Wilms’ tumor
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Bone tumors
    • Ewing’s sarcoma
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Hepatoblastoma
    • Germ cell tumors
    • Retinoblastoma

Leading-edge therapies for children with relapsed and refractory tumors

We offer a wide variety of innovative therapies to children with relapsed and refractory cancer. Many of these include novel, leading-edge approaches that not only attack the tumors, but also use the immune system to fight cancers.

Our team is here to walk you and your child through the process of participating in a clinical trial and to coordinate your visits to the Medical Center for treatment. We are always available to answer your questions.

Dedicated oncology programs

Penn State Children’s Hospital offers dedicated oncology programs in several specific areas. These include: