Pediatric Cancer Care

Our pediatric cancer program at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center offers all the elements of a comprehensive children’s cancer program, but our relatively small size ensures a level of personalized care that larger institutions simply can’t match.

We offer the only pediatric hematology/oncology program in Central Massachusetts.

Types of Cancers We Treat

We treat a wide range of cancers in children, adolescents and young adults, including:

  • Leukemias (all forms)
  • Brain and other central nervous system tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Wilms tumor
  • Lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
  • Bone cancer (osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Germ cell tumors

Pediatric Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

Our Children’s Medical Center is a member of the Children Oncology Group (COG) – the premier childhood cancer research organization with more than 220 institutions and 7,500 clinician members worldwide.

As a COG member, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center can offer children the same innovative cancer treatments available at such renowned institutions as Dana Farber, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – but in a convenient, closer-to-home location. If a COG research trial isn’t currently active at UMass Memorial, we can get it here if it’s appropriate.

Pediatric Cancer Services

We provide diagnosis and treatment for all pediatric blood disorders and malignancies. Our focus is on the most advanced medical care combined with the best emotional support for your child and your family. The “family” that surrounds your child includes expertly trained and experienced specialists, including:

Oncology Services We Provide

  • Coordinated care for all childhood cancers
  • Access to state-of-the-art cancer research and clinical trials
  • Long-term follow-up for survivors of childhood cancer

Survivors’ Clinic

Our Survivors’ Clinic caregivers help identify health issues related to cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiation exposures.

The group sees childhood cancer survivors of all ages, including adults. Our aim is to diagnose early treatable issues, such as endocrine, reproductive health, neuropsychiatric and bone health, and then start screening patients for more serious issues. During visits, the team screens for problems and ensures that survivors are getting the follow-up care they need. Examinations, testing as needed, and patient and family education are key components.

Hematology Services We Provide

Our pediatric hematology team provides diagnosis and treatment for all pediatric blood disorders. Our focus is on the most advanced medical care combined with the best emotional support for your child and your family. Learn more.


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Available Locations:

UMass Memorial
Children’s Medical Center
University Campus

55 Lake Avenue North,
Worcester, MA 01655

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Maternity
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Campus
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Pediatric Specialty Care
UMass Memorial at Southborough
28 Newton Street
Southborough, MA 01772 

 

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Telephone: 508-856-4225