• Solid Tumor Center

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    The 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 doctors provide unparalleled expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of these diseases.

    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 patients with bone tumors 
    • 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.

  • Need Help? Speak with Us.

    Call 1-855-320-2092. We can answer your questions about treatment, second opinions, and new patient scheduling. In urgent cases, we typically can see new patients within 24 hours.
  • 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.