• Solid Tumor Center

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    The pediatric Solid Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center treats children and teens with a variety of solid malignancies, from bone and soft-tissue tumors to liver and kidney tumors. Our pediatric oncologists and doctors provide unparalleled expertise in the diagnosis, management and treatment of solid tumors in children.

    Highlights of our Solid Tumor Center include:

    • Pediatric surgeons who are nationally recognized for their expertise in removing pediatric solid tumors
    • Expert diagnosis by pathologists who use molecular diagnostic testing to identify tumor type and predict which treatments are more likely to work
    • Five specialized programs for the diagnosis and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors, kidney tumorsliver tumors, neuroblastoma, rare tumors and retinoblastoma 
    • Expertise in limb-salvage surgery for children with bone tumors, including osteosarcoma 
    • The only center in New England, and one of only a few in the country, to offer I-131 MIBG therapy for children with relapsed neuroblastoma
    • Interventional radiologists who use minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy to help kill tumors
    Lisa Diller MD Lisa Diller MD, a member of Dana-Farber/Boston Children's leadership team and active member of the Solid Tumors team, is helping pioneer the use of genetic counseling for predicting the likelihood of cancer in children. (From Dana-Farber's blog Insight)  
    • Genetic Testing

      Pediatric Cancer Risk Program

      A genetic test can explain why a child or young adult developed cancer and can help to predict whether he/she is at risk for other cancers.

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      Cancer Survivorship Program

      Providing care and advocacy for survivors of childhood cancer through ongoing education, support and research on the long-term effects of cancer treatments.

    • psychosocial oncology

      Psychosocial Oncology Program

      Social workers, psychologists and resource specialists offering help with the social, emotional, and psychological aspects of caring for children with cancer.

  • Contact Us

    Call 1-855-320-2092. We can answer questions about treatment or new patient scheduling.
  • Ranked #1 for Cancer Care

    US News

    Rated the top pediatric
    cancer center by U.S. News & World Report

  • Our Affiliations

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    Dana-Farber/Boston Children's is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

  • In her words: Caitlynne McGaff

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    "I was just 6 years old at the time, and honestly didn’t fully understand what was happening when the doctor said I had a bone tumor known as osteosarcoma..." Read her story on Boston Children's blog Thriving.