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Solid Tumor Program

Solid tumors in children are often very different from tumors in adults. They are also much rarer. The best care involves specialists in these rare tumors working closely together as a team. The treatment plan will integrate chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant and immunotherapy in ways that best fit the patient's needs.

Conditions We Treat

We provide treatment for all solid tumors and their related conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Debra L. Friedman

Debra L. FriedmanMD, MS

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Solid Organ Malignancies
Daniel J. Benedetti

Daniel J. BenedettiMD, MA

    Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarcoma, Solid Organ Malignancies
Scott C. Borinstein

Scott C. BorinsteinMD, PhD

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarcoma, Solid Organ Malignancies
Adam J. Esbenshade

Adam J. EsbenshadeMD, MSCI

    Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Harold N. Lovvorn
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Harold N. LovvornIII, MD

    Pediatric Surgery
Wallace W. Neblett
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Wallace W. NeblettIII, MD

    Pediatric Surgery

Why Choose Solid Tumor Care at Children's Hospital

  • Expert care

    We are experts in the treatment of neuroblastoma, the most common malignant solid tumor in children. Ours is one of the only programs in the nation that can administer therapeutic metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) therapy for treatment of high-risk and relapsed neuroblastoma.

  • Collaborative care

    Our program has extensive surgical expertise in all medical specialties including interventional radiology, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, urology, head and neck, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, cardiology, vascular, plastics, reconstruction and others to ensure we provide every treatment option for every patient.

  • Integrated care

    All patients receive a comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment evaluation at our tumor board conference to ensure integrated and coordinated care.

  • Access to clinical trials

    We provide an extensive clinical trial portfolio for patients with newly diagnosed and relapsed solid tumors, include protocols that incorporate novel experimental cancer drugs, immunotherapy and personalized medicine therapies.

  • Child-focused radiation services

    Our experienced pediatric radiation oncologists assist in the administration of therapeutic radiation in small children, with pediatric anesthesiology support. Our radiation oncologists have significant experience with Proton radiotherapy, which will be available soon.

  • Age-specific care

    Our Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program resources ensure teenagers and young adults receive the optimal oncology care throughout their journey.

  • Post-treatment care

    All patients have access to the REACH Survivorship Clinic after treatment is completed.