Rush Medical Center Home Page Information for healthcare Professionals Rush University
FIND A DOCTOR
PATIENT & VISTOR SERVICES
HEALTH INFORMATION
CLINICAL SERVICES
EVENTS & CLASSES
RUSH NEWS ROOM
CLINICAL TRIALS
RESEARCH AT RUSH
NURSING AT RUSH
WORK AT RUSH
GIVING TO RUSH

Bookmark This Page
Clinical Services at Rush Pediatric Oncology Services

Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Rush offers a full range of treatments for pediatric cancers, from standard therapies to innovative treatment options, and new options are being explored every day. Pediatric cancer care at Rush may include one or more of the following treatment options, depending on the type and stage of the cancer.

Chemotherapy and other drug regimens

Different types of chemotherapies are used to target specific pediatric cancers. At Rush, we collaborate with the National Cancer Institute and the Children’s Oncology Group to evaluate different combinations of treatments.

Radiation therapy

Pediatric cancer patients are treated by a member of the pediatric oncology team who focuses on pediatric cancers; this focus gives physicians a unique understanding of how to most effectively treat pediatric cancers using the options available at Rush, including image-guided radiotherapy, TomoTherapy and total body irradiation.

Transplant

  • Bone marrow transplants take sick or diseased bone marrow — caused by disease or high-dose chemotherapy — and replaces it with healthy bone marrow from a donor so that the bone marrow recipient has the infection-fighting cells the body needs to stay healthy.
  • Stem cell transplants use cells collected from the donors’ blood instead of from the bone marrow. Cells collected in this start growing in the patient sooner. It is also easier for the patient to donate stem cells this way than undergo an anesthetic and a bone marrow harvest.

Complementary and alternative medicine

Rush offers complementary and alternative medicine therapies through the Cancer Integrative Medicine Program. These therapies, such as acupuncture, biofeedback, guided imagery and massage, can enhance traditional cancer treatments by easing muscle tension, reducing stress and anxiety, decreasing nausea, relieving pain and increasing energy.

Second opinion

Rush welcomes patients seeking second opinions. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, you may want to get a second opinion from another specialist before you begin treatment to ensure you are aware of all treatment options and are comfortable with your course of treatment.

Clinical specialists

Orthopedic oncologist:

Pediatric hematologist/oncologists:

Pediatric neuroradiologists:

Pediatric neurosurgeon:

Radiation oncologists:

Contact information

To schedule an appointment, call (877) RUSH-KID (787-4543).

1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 718
Chicago, IL 60612





Contact Name
Grace Avitia
Contact Phone
(877) RUSH-KID
Contact E-mail
contact_rush@rush.edu


Promotional Information

Pediatric Services and Children's Hospital
Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders
Pediatric Oncology Services


Related Topics
   
Find a Doctor | Patient & Visitor Services | Health Information
Clinical Services | Events & Classes | Rush News Room | Clinical Trials
Research At Rush
Disclaimer | Privacy Statement | Site Map

© Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois