Childhood Solid Tumor Types and Programs

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The Solid Tumor Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center treats children and teens with a variety of solid tumors. Solid tumors are cancers that occur in the bones, tissues (such as muscles or tendons), or organs (such as the liver or kidneys). Some types of solid tumors occur only in children, including neuroblastoma and Wilms tumor. Other types can occur in children or adults, but the treatments that are effective for children differ from those used for adults. Our doctors apply a multidisciplinary approach to treating solid tumors that includes surgery, interventional radiology, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Our specialty programs are led by pediatric clinicians with deep expertise in specific types of solid tumors. These programs also include teams of subspecialists and nurses with training and years of proven experience.

We treat every type of solid tumor, even the most rare sub-types.

Neuroblastoma Program

Our program treats newly diagnosed and relapsed patients and provides innovative therapies, including MIBG therapy, and clinical trials for children with high-risk neuroblastomas.


Ocular Oncology Service

Tumors related to the eye, also known as ocular tumors, can range from harmless to potentially life-threatening. Our service provides exceptional, coordinated care to patients diagnosed with a variety of ocular oncology conditions.

Pediatric Carcinoma Clinic

Our Pediatric Carcinoma Clinic provides comprehensive, expert care for children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with carcinoma, a rare cancer diagnosis for individuals under 35 years old.

Retinoblastoma Program

The Retinoblastoma Program offers the latest in diagnosis and treatment options, including intra-arterial chemotherapy, a treatment option with significantly reduced side effects.