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When your child has cancer or blood disease, you want the best doctors and the most advanced treatments available.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, your child gets leading-edge care. Our experts are on the front lines of the fight against childhood cancer and blood diseases. Since the 1950s, we have been saving children’s lives through innovative care and tireless research. Our goal is to deliver the best possible outcome and highest chance of a cure for your child.
Cancer and diseases of blood cells are relatively rare in children and often differ from those conditions in adults. At CHLA, our specialists have experience treating even the rarest types of childhood cancers and blood diseases.
When you come to our Institute, you will find:
We’re dedicated to giving your child the most advanced care with compassion. Even if you’ve been told that your child’s condition is difficult to treat, our experts have the knowledge and resources to help.
Whether your child needs a diagnosis or a second opinion, you’ve come to the right place. We take a patient- and family-centered approach, working closely with you to understand your family’s needs and goals.
Our pediatric hematologists (specialists in noncancerous blood disorders affecting children) have years of experience in evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. CHLA has been delivering trusted care for complex pediatric blood diseases since 1950. Through decades of experience, we have made care safer, more precise and more effective.
Our programs include:
We offer a depth of experience and the prospect of superior outcomes that you’ll only find in the nation’s top programs. Our pediatric oncologists (specialists in cancer care for children) offer the full spectrum of cancer care, including these programs:
Bone marrow transplants and cellular therapy are tools we use to treat cancers, blood diseases, immune deficiencies and other complex conditions. Our commitment to the highest care standards helped us earn national recognition.
We were the first pediatric center to be accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.
In our Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Center, our team treats childhood cancers, blood diseases and a wide array of other complex pediatric disorders using highly specialized treatments such as:
Research at CHLA is advancing care for many of the conditions we treat. We also participate in and lead prestigious clinical trial networks, including the National Cancer Institute’s Children’s Oncology Group. Through clinical trials, we have achieved many “care firsts,” including new treatments and care methods. Many of the doctors treating your child are leading research, enabling us to quickly translate scientific discovery into new care options.
Explore our research and clinical trials.
The Cancer and Blood Disease Institute is the pediatric component of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. This partnership dates back to 1971, when we became one of the original eight NCI designated cancer centers.
Working closely with USC also makes it easier to transition patients as they reach adulthood to trusted adult providers of hematology and oncology care. Learn more about the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Our care goes beyond treating a child’s medical condition. We offer services to reduce side effects of therapy and support mental and emotional well-being during and after treatment. Our Survivorship and Supportive Care Program offers:
U.S. News & World Report has consistently recognized CHLA as a top children’s hospital since creating the Best Children’s Hospital program in 1990. CHLA is routinely:
Other recognition includes:
At Children’s Hospital, your child has access to innovative treatments and leading-edge care. Learn more about our programs and services.
The Cancer and Blood Disease Institute welcomes new patients, referrals and second opinions. Please call us to make an appointment.