Families from across the region, country, and even the world travel to Children’s National Hospital for our expertise and innovative treatments for leukemia and lymphoma.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Care at Children’s National: Why Choose Us?
At Children’s National, our leukemia and lymphoma specialists are national experts in treating all types of pediatric blood cancers. We care for a high volume of patients every year, translating to superior care for your child.
Highlights of our program include:
- Expertise. Our Oncology Program is ranked #4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, our physicians are all pediatric hematologists and oncologists with additional subspecialty training in different types of blood cancers. Meet the team.
- Comprehensive care. We offer the complete range of treatments and advanced care options for complex or recurring blood cancers, including Blood and Marrow Transplant.
- Clinical trials. We are among fewer than two dozen sites in the country participating in Children’s Oncology Group Phase I trials. This gives your child access to the latest medications and therapies. Learn more about Experimental Therapies and clinical research programs.
- Unique treatment options. Our experts create individualized treatment plans for your child based on our innovative research. One treatment we offer is KYMRIAH® (tisagenlecleucel), which is for patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell ALL. If previous treatment methods have been unable to keep your child's cancer in remission, KYMRIAH may be able to help. Learn more.
- Resources and support. We know that cancer doesn't just affect the body. It can affect your child’s mental health and cause stress for your entire family. Learn more about Resources for Families.
- Convenient care at our advanced facilities. For your convenience, we have doctors that can provide leukemia and lymphoma care at Children's National, as well as at Children's National Montgomery County.
- Education. Children’s National is training the next generation of hematology experts through our Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program. We are a proud pediatric teaching partner to The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
From Hodgkin lymphoma to acute lymphoblastic leukemia, we deliver expert care for all forms of leukemia and lymphoma.
Isabel's Burkitt Lymphoma Treatment Journey
Listen as Isabel's father talks about Isabel's treatment experience at Children's National Hospital and her transition back to her energetic, bubbly self.
Comprehensive Leukemia and Lymphoma Care at Children’s National
We offer every available leukemia and lymphoma treatment. However, the care that is best for your child includes therapies and support tailored to meet his or her unique needs. Whether this is your family’s first clinic visit or your child has suffered a relapse, you can be assured he or she is receiving comprehensive care.
Part of what makes care special at Children’s National is our team approach. Our dedicated pediatric leukemia and lymphoma experts have been working together a long time. This helps us deliver seamless care.
We coordinate care and treatments for complex conditions through our tumor board. Children with aggressive blood cancers, such as acute myelogenous leukemia, or who aren’t benefiting from standard treatments receive advanced care planned by a team of specialists. Through regular tumor board meetings, we discuss your child’s needs and any changes in their condition. Working together, we develop a plan and deliver personalized treatment.
Our tumor board includes:
- Leukemia and lymphoma subspecialists and researchers
- Advanced practice nurses
- Social workers
- Clinical research assistants
If your child is newly diagnosed or is responding well to treatment, we see him or her in our outpatient clinic. During these visits we:
- Perform a physical examination
- Take blood samples and perform other tests as needed
- Talk with you about any new symptoms or treatment side effects your child is experiencing
- Refill medications or recommend changes to his or her treatment
- Answer any questions you may have
At Children’s National, we believe that comprehensive care for children also includes support for their families. We offer a range of special services and programs designed to help children and their families cope and resume some normalcy and predictability in their lives.