• Solid Tumor Center

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

    Why Choose Dana-Farber/Boston Children's?

    • World-renown specialists: Our treatment team includes oncologists who are internationally recognized leaders in their clinical fields. Our surgeons and interventional radiologists have unparalleled experience in performing highly specialized procedures, including rotationplasty for bone tumors, radical resection for liver tumors, bilateral Wilms tumor surgery, and many other complex surgeries and interventions.
    • Advanced diagnostic techniques: Our team includes pathologists with specialized expertise in childhood solid tumors. We offer genetic profiling of all solid tumors and use molecular diagnostic testing to identify specific tumor mutations, which sometimes can help identify which treatments are more likely to work.
    • MIBG therapy: We are 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.
    • Second opinions: We offer expert second opinions (in-person or online) for complex medical questions or decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan for your child.
    • Stem cell transplant: We offer one of the largest and most experienced pediatric stem cell transplant centers in the world. Our state-of-the-art stem cell transplant facility is designed specifically for children and teens undergoing stem cell transplant — minimizing their exposure to harmful toxins and germs without preventing their freedom to leave their room or interact with family and friends.
    • Services to improve quality of life: We provide a range of innovative programs to improve quality of life during and after treatment, including the back-to-school program, home hydration program (to minimize time spent in the hospital receiving chemotherapy) and multiple, age-appropriate activities and outings with child-life specialists.
    • Genetic Testing

      Pediatric Cancer Genetic 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.

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      Psychosocial Oncology Program

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