Pediatric Cancer Treatments
New research and treatment advances are making pediatric cancer and blood diseases more treatable than ever before.
Northwestern Medicine offers nationally recognized expertise to treat your child’s disease and cope with the related emotional, social, and developmental challenges.
Depending on your child’s condition, they may also have access to innovative therapies through clinical trials. Therapies include:
- Coagulation replacement therapy
- Proton therapy for brain tumors
- Radiation therapy
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Single-incision laparoscopic surgery
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine 1
Your child may receive some treatments in the Pediatric Infusion Center, a specially designed treatment area located within the Pediatric Outpatient Center of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. The Infusion Center is staffed by Lurie Children’s pediatric specialists2, oncology certified nurses and child life specialists. Children can choose a quiet, private environment or participate in crafts and games where they can interact with other patients while getting therapy.
Research and clinical trials
Many of the pediatric cancer treatments used today were proven safe and effective through clinical trials in the past. The pediatric hematology/oncology specialists continuously strive to provide the best possible treatment options for children with cancer and blood diseases.