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Inova Children's Cancer Program

The Inova Children's Cancer Program is a highly respected program with a celebrated reputation for meeting the unique needs of young cancer patients and their families.

Our pediatric cancer experts work in tandem with Inova Comprehensive Cancer and Research Institute, one of the nation’s top 50 cancer programs, and are actively involved in clinical protocols for pediatric cancer research. As part of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, the hematology/oncology physicians are dually credentialed at Children’s National Medical Center and at Inova. They provide outpatient services at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

A state-of-the-art 20-bed pediatric oncology unit is dedicated solely to the compassionate and advanced care of children with suppressed immune systems and other complications resulting from cancer or its treatment. The Inova Children's Cancer Program has several cancer-specific programs, including special care for childhood leukemia, neurological cancers, Hodgkin's lymphoma and renal tumors.

Specialized services

Our radiation oncology program provides world-class cancer services for young patients who need radiation therapy as part of their cancer treatment. Our radiation oncology team has extensive experience with stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic fractionated radiotherapy,brachytherapy, and intensity-modulated, image guided and respiratory-gated radiation therapies.

The Inova Children’s Cancer Program is geared to meet the needs of hospitalized children. Our Child Life specialists ease children's fears and frustrations about hospitalization and provide a full range of support and educational opportunities to family members young and old.

Comprehensive diagnostics and treatment

Learn more about the wide range of pediatric cancer services available 

Access to international clinical trials

Our program is a member site of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group. COG is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. By participating in COG, Inova Children’s Hospital is part of a network of more than 8,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities and cancer centers across North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe in the fight against childhood cancer.