What is targeted therapy?

Targeted therapy uses drugs to attack the genes or proteins that help cancer cells grow and divide. Different types of drugs may be used to target specific kinds of cancer cells. Targeted therapy is often used along with other forms of cancer treatment. Currently, only a few targeted therapies have been developed for children. Your doctor will talk to you about this form of treatment if it looks like it would be beneficial to your child.

What side effects will my child have? 

The targeted therapies approved for treating childhood cancers can have different effects on children than they do on adults. 

Day Treatment  

Our goal is to make the experience of cancer treatment as stress-free as possible for your child and your family. You will find our Day Treatment unit a welcoming location featuring private family rooms with large windows overlooking a garden terrace. Within this comforting environment, your child can receive infusions or treatments while being close to you. This family-focused approach ensures that the physical and emotional needs of your child are fully met during their cancer treatment. 

Your Care Team

You will not be in this alone. You and your child will be part of a team focused completely on your child’s care and healing. You will form important relationships with the nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social worker, psychologist and other experts specializing in childhood cancer. Members of your child’s care team will be available to you at any time to answer questions or address concerns. 

Our providers

Our nurses specialize in care and compassion  
All of our nurse practitioners are specially trained in childhood cancers, which means you can rely on them for care and understanding as your child goes through cancer treatment.

Clinical Trials  

We will never stop fighting until there is a cure for all cancers. That’s why we actively participate in clinical trials, which incorporate innovative medicines and treatments leading to higher cure rates for many childhood cancers and fewer side effects along the way. We collaborate with and consult experts around the globe to identify the most effective treatment for your child's condition. As a member of the Children's Oncology Group, we offer the latest trial protocols that represent the best care available. Please visit our clinical trials page to see our current trials. 

Get Connected & Stay Informed   

MyHealth gives you access to your child's medical records. View test results, diagnoses, medications, follow-up instructions, make an appointment and more.   

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