Research has shown that children and adolescents treated at specialized children's cancer centers have a better outcome. As an NCI-designated COG cancer center, our pediatric-trained oncology team is dedicated to making childhood a great place to be for all kids.
Every smile or hug from every single child who comes into our oncology program ... these are the reasons that our programs exist. Kids from infancy through young adulthood deserve full lives and all the joy, happiness and freedom that come from a life without cancer.
As a part of our promise, we work every day to bring the latest treatment and discovery options here to patients and families in North Texas. We specialize in many different clinical programs help us treat and beat some of the most challenging childhood cancers, including:
Leukemia and lymphoma
Our highly respected team of pediatric hematologists and oncologists have extensive expertise in treating childhood leukemia and lymphoma.
Cook Children's neuroblastoma program is rapidly advancing, offering new approaches to therapy for this complex patient population.
I-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG)
Cook Children's offers a new era of treatment for neuroblastoma patients with the I-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG). MIBG is a targeted therapy that delivers radiation directly to cancer cells.
Here at Cook Children's, our oncology team of specialists and subspecialists are skilled at treating tumors of the bone and soft tissue.
The Cook Children's Cancer Center team has the knowledge and expertise to treat even the rarest cancers found in children, teens and young adults.
Thanks to great strides in treatment, many children treated for retinoblastoma even retain 20/20 vision and grow into healthy, happy adults.
Rhabdomyosarcoma/Soft tissue sarcomas
Soft tissue sarcomas account for about 8% of all childhood cancers. These cancers arise from soft tissues and can occur almost anywhere in the body. The most common type of soft tissue sarcoma is Rhabdomyosarcoma and the other types are often referred to as Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas (NRSTS).
Wilms' occurs mostly in very young children and is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of three and five. Our Cook Children's team is very experienced in treating this rare disease.
Non-cancerous conditions and predisposition syndrome
Not all tumors are cancerous, but some non-cancerous tumors require treatment if they disrupt other functions of your child's body. We also offer genetic testing for certain children who may not have cancer, but may be at risk if there is a strong family history of cancer.
We are here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. For information on support, research clinical trials, and resources, click here. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4007.