Even One Child with Cancer is One Too Many
We approach cancer care for our youngest patients, from birth to 22 years old, looking well beyond survival and with a dedication to long-term quality of life. If you have a child facing a cancer diagnosis—or you need a second opinion—Roswell Park is here for you.
Our pediatric team treats and cares for children and adolescents with any form of cancer, including:
- Brain tumors
- Neurologic tumors
- Wilms tumor
- Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas, including Rhabdomyosarcoma
- Germ cell tumors
- Other rare malignancies
Every hematologist/oncologist, nurse and medical, surgical or radiation oncologist on the pediatric cancer team has extensive subspecialty experience in pediatric cancers. Your team includes a dedicated child psychologist, social worker and pharmacist, and is supported by other experts such as a child life specialist, dieticians and rehabilitation therapists.
Our Kid-centered Care Environment
Care for our youngest patients takes place in a dedicated, kid-friendly wing of the main hospital. Our specialized pediatric facilities include:
Designed to be comfortable and kid-friendly, large enough for families and other visitors, with an extra bed for a parent or caregiver to stay overnight. Rooms also have a refrigerator, TV, and personal DVD player with access to many movies and TV shows.
The Lion’s Den
A state-of-the-art activity room featuring flat-screen TVs, video game systems, and internet-ready computers where kids can connect and play games with other patients, family members, teachers and friends.
Stocked Pediatric Inpatient Kitchen
Our young patients can find their favorite snacks at any time of day or night and families may cook their own foods if they wish.
Dedicated Outpatient Clinic/Infusion Area
Patients receive outpatient services in a dedicated infusion area on the pediatric floor.
Pioneering Clinical Trials
Roswell Park strives to find better ways to treat pediatric cancer through clinical trials, many of which have been pioneered and launched by our own translational research team.
Cancer Talk Blog
A New Place for Our Kids With Cancer and Blood Disorders
Will Open Its Doors For Care This September
All outpatient care for childhood cancer and blood disorder patients—infants, children and young adults—will be in one location, centralizing care that previously took place in two outpatient centers. With input from multidisciplinary providers, including our patients and their families, the new center is designed to meet the special needs of children and their families dealing with life-threatening or debilitating chronic illnesses.