• Solid Tumor Center

    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 tumors, liver 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

    Our solid tumor treatment team works closely together to provide children the best chance of a successful outcome. Our team includes:

    • Pediatric oncologists
    • Pediatric surgical oncologists
    • Radiation oncologists
    • Orthopedic surgeons
    • Ophthalmologists
    • Head and Neck surgeons
    • Hepatologists (liver specialists)
    • Nephrologists (kidney specialists)
    • Radiologists
    • Interventional radiologists
    • Transplant physicians

    Our team also draws on the expertise of a variety of subspecialists and support staff, including nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, child life specialists, psychologists and psychiatrists, and school specialists.

    Meet our solid tumor treatment team.

    • Genetic Testing

      Pediatric Cancer Genetics 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.