Education for Caregivers

The Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases is educating the next generation of pediatric oncologists, radiation oncologists and hematologists.

We offer a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, along with training for pediatric residents, behavioral science trainees and other health professionals.

We provide research opportunities in hematology/oncology for postdoctoral fellows. A fellowship training grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine supports post-doctoral scholars exploring therapeutic uses of stem cells.

For more than 30 years, our Summer Oncology Fellowship Program –- sponsored by Children's Hospital and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California –- has attracted top students from universities and medical schools nationwide. Students participate in clinical or laboratory research studies.

The Center mentors trainees from around the world, including Poland, Russia, China, Italy and Brazil, who then take their knowledge back to their home countries to help treat and cure children. We have cooperative training and research programs with major pediatric medical institutions in China, Russia, Brazil, Mongolia, Italy and Poland. Our faculty routinely lecture in other countries, and we welcome medical observers from abroad.