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Oncology (Cancer)


Nationally Recognized Care for Childhood Cancers, Including Rare and Complex


Nemours pediatric oncologists (cancer specialists) provide leading treatment and support options for kids with cancer and their families. As part of the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD), our pediatric oncology team works together with other specialists throughout our kids-only health system. It’s like getting a second, third and fourth opinion based on our established care teams’ collaborative insights and depth of experience.

Our designation as a national NCORP  and sickle cell Centre of Excellence institution also means children with blood disorders get access to the latest therapies and clinical trials.

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Oncology Conditions We Treat

Oncology Conditions We Treat


Our expert pediatric oncologists work together with hematologists in our Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD) and other pediatric specialists to treat all types of cancer in infants, children and teens, including:

Oncology Services We Offer

Oncology Services We Offer


At Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD), our pediatric oncologists may recommend a range of diagnostic and treatment services, which vary by location. Our NCCBD care includes other Nemours specialists, as well as our hospital affiliates to offer the latest in oncology treatment options, including: 

  • chemotherapy (cancer medicines) 
  • immunotherapy helps the body’s own immune system destroy tumors
  • nutrition plans from registered dietitians trained to help kids during chemotherapy and beyond
  • pain management to ease symptoms or discomfort after surgery and treatments
  • palliative care helps with symptoms and offers support for your child and family
  • interventional radiology is a minimally invasive way to do biopsies, targeted chemotherapy and more
  • orthopedic care checks for tumors and monitors milestones as your child grows  
  • radiation and proton therapy to target tumors 
  • radiology (medical imaging) X-rays, CT scans and MRIs done in a kid-friendly imaging suite
  • surgery by board-certified pediatric general surgeons (including Children’s Oncology Group )
Why Choose Us for Pediatric Oncology Care

Why Choose Us for Pediatric Oncology Care


Our oncology (cancer) and hematology (blood disorder) specialists in the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders combine our resources and expertise to offer families care that crosses geographic lines. That’s because the NCCBD isn’t a single “place,” but a comprehensive, multi-site pediatric oncology program — with a focus on improving outcomes and providing state-of-the-art therapies. Our pediatric oncologists monitor and manage each child’s symptoms during and after treatment as they grow, and the NCCBD offers supportive programs today and for the long term.

In addition to medical care, we’re researchers and innovators — national leaders in our field. Since cancer treatment in children can have lasting impact, our specialists have helped set the standard in providing the highest level of effective cancer care, while reducing side effects. Our NCCBD is also:

Regional Pediatric Oncology Highlights

Services, programs, facilities and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

We offer complete pediatric oncology care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and outpatient appointments at select Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations. 

We also collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care (in Newark, Del.) and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center  at Thomas Jefferson University (in Philadelphia).

We offer complete pediatric oncology care at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and outpatient appointments at select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations. 

We’re also part of an integrated pediatric program with UF Health/Shands , the nation’s largest proton therapy provider and a State of Florida Cancer Center of Excellence  (and the only one in the Southeast). 

We offer complete pediatric oncology care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville. Outpatient and follow-up appointments are available at select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

We’re also part of an integrated pediatric program with UF Health/Shands , the nation’s largest proton therapy provider and a State of Florida Cancer Center of Excellence  (and the only one in the Southeast). 

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