Our Kidney Tumors Program offers treatment by some of the world’s most experienced pediatric cancer doctors as well as internationally recognized pediatric subspecialists. We provide comprehensive care for Wilms’ tumor, clear cell sarcoma, rhabdoid tumor of the kidney, congenital mesoblastic nephroma, renal cell carcinoma, and nephroblastomatosis.
At Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, your child will receive care from doctors and nurses who are extremely knowledgeable about pediatric kidney cancers.
Our Kidney Tumors Program team includes some of the world’s most experienced pediatric cancer doctors from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as well as internationally recognized pediatric subspecialists from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Conditions treated in the Kidney Tumors Program include:
From diagnosis through treatment and survivorship, our team will be able to answer all of your questions about your child’s care.
Through Dana-Farber/Boston Children's, children with kidney tumors receive treatment at both Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital.
Our cancer specialists from Dana-Farber work closely with the pediatric experts at Boston Children's Hospital to oversee every aspect of your child's health before, during, and after treatment.
Your child’s treatment team will include:
Members of the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Kidney Tumors Program also oversee laboratory and clinical research designed to improve understanding and treatment of childhood kidney tumors.
Because we are the regional Phase I center for the Children's Oncology Group, a collaborative research organization dedicated to improving the treatment of childhood cancers, our center offers treatments unavailable at other regional institutions. We also collaborate with other pediatric centers across the country to offer unique treatment options.
Like all patients who were treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation, survivors of childhood kidney tumors may be at risk of developing problems or side effects later in life.
To help patients monitor their overall health after treatment is completed, we encourage children and adolescents to continue long-term care through Dana-Farber's David B. Perini Jr. Quality of Life Clinic. At this clinic, experts assess childhood cancer survivors of all ages for intellectual function, hormonal evaluation and treatment, neurological assessment, and dental evaluation and treatment, among others.
Our physicians are focused on family-centered care. From your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to supporting your family’s needs.
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Kidney Tumors Program oversee laboratory and clinical research designed to improve understanding and treatment of pediatric kidney tumors. Here are some of the things we’ve been working on:
Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new interventions. There are different types of cancer clinical trials, such as prevention trials, early detection trials, and treatment trials.
The Kidney Tumors Program participates in several multi-center national clinical trials.
Referring physicians: 617-632-5508 or 1-888-Pedi-Onc (733-4662)
We know that a kidney cancer diagnosis is extremely difficult to cope with. We are available to offer a consultation or second opinion for your child.
If your child has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, please contact our program at 888-PEDI-ONC (888-733-4662).
To help us conduct a precise evaluation, it’s important we receive a full summary of your child's initial diagnosis. This includes any laboratory or pathology reports, any x-ray, radiographic or MRI images, as well as a list of any previous treatments your child may have received.
Please have as much of the following information as possible when you call or be prepared to bring it with you to your appointment:
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