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Solid Tumors

If your child or teen has a solid tumor, Seattle Children's team has the medical and surgical expertise they may need to not only survive, but thrive — from cancer diagnosis through treatment and lifelong follow-up care.

Read on to learn why U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Seattle Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center as one of the nation's top pediatric oncology and cancer surgery centers.

A Team Approach to Fighting Childhood Cancer
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1,258 # of new patients seen by our Cancer and Blood Disorders Center from 2014-2018
98% 100-day survival rate for bone marrow transplants in 2018
40+ Board-certified pediatric surgeons and oncologists

We treat the most complex cancer patients and have one of the lowest local recurrence rates of any hospital in the country. Other hospitals refer patients to Seattle Children's with tumors that are difficult to safely remove.


"We trusted Dr. Waldhausen. He told us he would treat Isaac like his own child, and that gave us confidence. When the surgery was complete and the doctor said he believed he got the whole mass out, that was the best outcome we could have asked for."

— Kelli Williams
Mother of Isaac, who was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma

"We love Seattle Children's. It's an amazing place, and when we say they care, we really mean it. They would move heaven and Earth for us."

— Heidi Loveall
Mother of Elijah, who was diagnosed with intermediate-risk neuroblastoma

Experience matters.

At Seattle Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, our providers are specially trained and among the most experienced in the nation at treating solid tumors in babies, children and young adults.


These include conditions like:

  • Bone tumors
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Kidney tumors
  • Liver tumors
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Neuroblastoma

"Caring for patients with sarcoma requires a team of experts in oncology, surgery, radiation oncology and rehabilitation services.

Our weekly multidisciplinary tumor meetings allow us to share our knowledge and experience to create the optimal treatment plan for each patient. In addition, the vast number of clinical trials offered at our center assures patients that they can access cutting-edge research focused on their diseases."

— Dr. Katie Albert, physician, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

"We're helping kids with no other options. It's amazing to work in a place where we get to see patients go into remission and know we're making a difference."

Jason Yokoyama, research scientist, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Our five-year survival rates are consistently among the best in the country for many types of solid tumors, including neuroblastomas and brain and thyroid tumors.


Our doctors are internationally recognized in solid tumor care and surgery. They lead national research groups like the Children's Oncology Group, the largest pediatric oncology consortium in the world.

Seattle Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center offers state-of-the-art cancer therapies and clinical trials often not available at other hospitals, including immunotherapy.

After treatment ends, our Cancer Survivor Program will help keep your child or teen healthy over the long term. We keep you informed about future health risks and partner with the Survivorship Program at Fred Hutch to transition survivors to adult care when they are ready.

Through our partnership in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, our patients benefit from the work of physician-scientists at Fred Hutch and UW Medicine, as well as at Seattle Children's. The National Cancer Institute has named our partnership a comprehensive cancer center.

Many children and families travel to Seattle Children's for cancer treatment and surgery.
We help you coordinate transportation and housing so you can stay focused on your child.
We have lots of experience helping families make the transition back home safely.


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