Comprehensive Vascular Anomalies Program (CVAP)
Patients with vascular anomalies have conditions of the veins, arteries and the lymphatic system that can be classified as tumors (benign and malignant) and vascular malformations (congenital anomalies of the vasculature). These conditions, which can range in complexity, can cause pronounced visible deformities and disfigurement, impede critical organ functions such as swallowing or breathing, or cause severe pain interfering with one’s quality of life.
The Comprehensive Vascular Anomalies Program (CVAP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) includes state-of-the-art genomics and personalized research strategies to determine the causes of these conditions and identify targeted therapies. These innovative options are based on standards of excellent interdisciplinary clinical care.