Each September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Center team rallies to increase visibility of pediatric cancer in our communities. This year there are many ways to get involved, both here in Philadelphia and in cities across the country.
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A World Class Pediatric Cancer Treatment Center

At CHOP, internationally recognized pediatric oncologists, and clinical teams with expertise in specific types of cancer, work together to diagnose and treat patients with those cancers, using an evidence-based approach backed by the latest research advancements. The programs at our pediatric cancer treatment center are wide-ranging and include:

Why Choose the Cancer Center for Treatment

Take our virtual tour to discover what makes the Cancer Center at CHOP truly unique when it comes to caring for your child.


T cell therapy for subset of childhood leukemias and lymphomas. In this clinical trial, the patient's immune cells are re-engineered to fight certain types of childhood cancer. About T cell therapy » 

Promising treatment for cancers caused by specific gene mutation. A potential treatment for rare, aggressive types of lymphoma and neuroblastoma has produced exciting results. About the trial »

Cancer Center News

Read the latest news to come of out the Cancer Center at CHOP, and review our latest media coverage.

CHOP will lead the first ever pediatric Dream Team for childhood cancer research, supported by a $14.5 million grant from Stand Up To Cancer and St. Baldrick's Foundation.

Prepare for MIBG Treatment

CHOP developed a special MIBG resource for patients and their caregivers.

Surgical Oncology Options at CHOP

CHOP's Surgical Oncology Program offers the most advanced surgical options for children with solid tumors.


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Proton Therapy

See how proton therapy is advancing cancer care at CHOP.

Patient Stories

Read the stories of other families facing cancer.

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Contact Us

Existing patients or family members, please call


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International Patients

Learn about the services we offer international patients.

Annual Report 2013

A team of experts, led by CHOP oncologist and scientist John Maris, MD, received a prestigious “Dream Team” grant in 2013. The $14.5 million grant will aid in the development of bioengineered agents to fight childhood cancers. Learn more in CHOP’s 2013 Annual Report.

The Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was rated best in the nation, according to Parents magazine's 2013 report, 10 Best Children's Hospitals. Learn more »

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