World-class Cancer Care for Babies and Children
University Hospitals health system brings world-class pediatric cancer treatment close to home. Our pediatric cancer team in the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is supported by a comprehensive and extensive system of experts who deliver the highest level of care for babies and children with cancer.
Our patients receive the benefits of a large health system with the personal touch of a dedicated care team. We get to know our patients and you get to know us. We offer an unmatched level of support that keeps comfort and compassion at the center of care.
Our team of cancer specialists are focused on lifesaving therapies to treat many types of childhood cancer, including:
- Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
- Brain tumors and spinal cord tumors
- Lymphoma (including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
- Neuroblastoma (cancer of adrenal glands)
- Retinoblastoma (eye cancer)
- Rhabdomyosarcoma (muscle cancer)
- Wilms tumor (kidney cancer)
Access to Groundbreaking, Potentially Lifesaving Clinical Trials
For almost all types of pediatric cancer, we have an aggressive research component dedicated to improving outcomes and enhancing the quality of life for children.
We lead groundbreaking research and clinical trials to offer the latest advancements in cancer treatment. In collaboration with UH Seidman Cancer Center, young patients have the opportunity to participate in potentially life-saving innovative therapies not available at other pediatric centers. In fact, nearly 85 percent of our patients under age 15 are enrolled in clinical trials for the newest advanced cancer treatments.
Advanced Technologies and Therapies to Effectively Treat Cancer in Children
As leading members of CureSearch, the world’s largest childhood cancer research organization, our physicians serve as senior advisors on National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trials. They also serve as members of national committees on solid tumors, leukemia and bone marrow transplants.
This access allows our patients to be among the first to benefit from potentially lifesaving cancer therapies and procedures. One of these innovative treatment options is proton therapy. This type of radiation uses proton beams to precisely target tumors while sparing healthy tissue. In pediatric patients whose bodies are still developing, proton therapy is a game-changing option for better long-term outcomes.
UH is home to Ohio’s first proton therapy center - the only center in the world that is located on the same campus as a full-service, nationally ranked children’s hospital. With the addition of advanced proton therapy, University Hospitals joins an elite few in the nation to offer every radiotherapy available to fight cancer.
We are also on the leading edge of emerging treatments in cancer care. We are one of only two hospitals systems in Ohio to offer CAR T-cell therapy, an innovative new cancer treatment that uses the patient’s immune system cells to fight the disease.
Furthermore, advances in minimally invasive surgery that completely removes cancerous tissues are becoming more common. Our cancer surgeons have pioneered these techniques and novel treatments to improve survival outcomes.
A Lifetime of Caring for Babies and Children with Cancer
Many children who have undergone cancer treatment may have multiple challenges for years, even decades, following treatment. At University Hospitals, we offer each child superb cancer care that extends into young adulthood and beyond. We will be there as your child grows in order to assist with any concerns that may come up as a result of his or her cancer or cancer treatment. Our leading-edge oncologists and other physicians become partners in care for life with our patients and their families.