Pediatric Cancers and Blood Disorders Home to one of the largest pediatric sarcoma programs in Illinois and an active treatment and research program in children’s oncology, the pediatric cancer program at Rush is staffed by clinicians dedicated to the care of all young people — from infants through young adults — with pediatric blood, bone and soft tissue cancers. They include the following:
The first step in effective treatment of pediatric cancers is to accurately diagnose the disease. At the Rush University Cancer Center, physicians use the most advanced methods, including imaging and biopsy, to determine each patient’s condition. Diagnostic methods include the following:
Physicians at Rush are involved in clinical trials evaluating new treatment options for pediatric cancers. Through clinical trials, some patients can access experimental treatments that are not otherwise available.