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Childhood Cancer

Cancer Center for Kids Treating Childhood Cancer

The mission of the Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Children’s Medical Center is to provide the most advanced childhood cancer treatment in a caring and nurturing outpatient setting, tailored to each child’s unique needs.

The challenge of childhood cancer has been transformed into one of the more amazing medical success stories of the last several decades. As a result of the combined efforts of children’s cancer centers across North America and Europe, dramatic improvements have been made in patient outcomes, with nearly 80% of children cured of their malignancies.

The Cancer Center for Kids is a firm believer in cooperative study partnerships. These efforts combine state-of-the-art pediatric oncology with advanced research protocols to ensure superb patient care and clinical research. Since our inception, we have been a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Each of our patients receives the very latest childhood cancer treatment regimens, and most participate in national protocols that serve to further the science and treatment of childhood malignancies.

The full spectrum of childhood cancer conditions are treated at the Cancer Center for Kids, including:

  • Bone Tumors
  • Brain Tumors
  • Childhood Sarcomas (rhabdomyosarcoma)
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neutropenia
  • Renal tumors
  • Retinoblastomas
  • Teratomas
  • Wilms Tumor