Treatments and Services

Seattle Children’s offers a wide range of treatments and services for all childhood cancers and blood disorders – including very rare, complex conditions. 

Our doctors are national leaders in developing promising new treatments and leading research studies with the goal of improving cure rates. This leadership gives our patients the chance to try new options that most other hospitals cannot offer.

We are experts at caring for babies, children, teens and young adults (up to age 30 for some cancers).

See our Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program or specific conditions to learn more about how we will care for your child.

Programs and Clinics

  • Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program

    Our team gives expert medical care and support to teens and young adults into their late 20s with all forms of cancer. We know there’s a lot more to your life than cancer treatment. Learn more.

  • Bone Marrow Failure Program

    We diagnose and treat problems that cause bone marrow to stop making enough healthy blood cells. Learn more.

  • Bone Tumor and Sarcoma Clinic

    Doctors who specialize in bones (orthopedists) and experts in cancer (oncologists) work side by side to care for children with tumors in their bones or soft tissue. We treat both noncancerous and cancerous tumors (sarcomas). Learn more.

  • Brain Tumor Program

    Our team gives compassionate, comprehensive care to children, teens and young adults who have tumors in their brain or spinal cord. We are the largest pediatric brain tumor center in the Northwest and one of the busiest in the United States. Learn more.

  • Cancer Predisposition Clinic

    Our Cancer Predisposition Clinic screens and cares for children born with a gene change that raises their risk of developing cancer in childhood. Finding tumors early may improve outcomes. Read more.

  • Cancer Survivor Program

    We help children, teens and young adults stay healthy after cancer treatment by providing excellent care and education about future health risks. Learn more.

  • High-Risk Leukemia Program

    We are the only children’s hospital where experts in high-risk leukemia research, diagnostics and treatment work as a team to give your child seamless care from first visit to follow-up. Learn more.

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Program

    We treat more young people with leukemia and lymphoma than any other hospital in our region. Our experts provide advanced therapies for children with disease that is newly diagnosed, as well as those with recurrent or relapsed disease. Learn more.

  • Neuroblastoma Program

    We have many years of experience treating babies, children and teens with cancer that starts in young nerve cells. Our doctors lead research to find better therapies with fewer side effects. This gives our patients the chance to get the very latest options being studied. Learn more.

  • Non-Malignant Transplant Program

    Our Non-Malignant Transplant team cares for children who have a disease other than cancer that may be helped by a transplant of blood-forming cells. Learn more.

  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

    Our highly skilled team has many years of experience providing transplants for children and teens, including very high-risk patients. Our procedures include transplants of blood-forming cells from bone marrow, blood circulating in the body and umbilical cord blood. Learn more.

  • Sickle Cell Program

    Our team cares for children with sickle cell disease and consults with healthcare providers so families get the care they need, wherever they are. This program is based at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle. Learn more.

  • Solid Tumor Program

    Solid tumors are abnormal lumps of tissue that may grow in many parts of the body, such as bones, muscles or organs like the kidney or thyroid. We bring together experts from many fields to diagnose and treat your child, whether their tumor is malignant or benign. Our Solid Tumor Program tailors care to your child’s unique needs. Learn more

Therapies, Services and Research

  • Chemotherapy

    Our doctors are experts in choosing the best anticancer medicine for your child. We provide the supportive care your child needs to receive treatment safely and to limit side effects. Learn more.

  • Clinical trials

    Our doctors lead research studies that are changing the standard of care, improving cure rates and reducing side effects of treatment. Our patients have access to the very newest options being studied, including phase 1 clinical trials. Learn more.

  • Emotional, psychological and spiritual care

    When a child has cancer, all family members may need support for their emotional, behavioral health and spiritual needs. We provide psychosocial services based on research about what works to help cancer patients and their families. Learn more.

  • Fertility preservation

    Fertility preservation is taking steps to make it more likely that in the future you can get pregnant or make someone pregnant. For many patients, this is an important part of planning for life after cancer. Learn more.

  • I-131-MIBG Therapy

    This therapy puts radiation inside your child’s body and into their cancer cells by way of their bloodstream. It is used mainly for neuroblastoma. Learn more.

  • Infusion services

    In our outpatient infusion unit, expert nurses monitor your child closely as they receive blood products, chemotherapy and other infusions into their vein using an intravenous (IV) line. This lets your child get care without spending a night in the hospital. Learn more.

  • Lymphedema care

    If cancer or its treatment affects your child’s lymph system and leads to swelling, our certified lymphedema therapists drain swollen areas and help prevent lymph from building up again. Learn more.

  • Supportive care

    We treat much more than disease. Your child will get care from many experts, including nutritionists, physical therapists and pain management doctors. Learn more.

  • Surgery to treat tumors

    Our board-certified pediatric surgeons work hard to make surgery easier on your child. This includes less invasive ways to remove tumors and better ways to control pain. Learn more.

Locations of Care

  • Cancer and Blood Disorders Center – Inpatient

    Designed with patients, families and caregivers in mind, our hospital Cancer and Blood Disorders Center – Inpatient unit has 48 private rooms and easy access to a rooftop garden. Well-planned workflow and workspace keep your child’s care team close by. Learn more.

  • Proton therapy

    Proton therapy is more precise than X-ray radiation, because proton beams stop once they reach their target. This limits damage to healthy tissue and lowers the risk for side effects. It is used for some brain tumors, sarcomas and other cancers. Learn more.

  • Radiation Therapy Service

    Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams and particles to kill cancer cells. We have the only radiation oncologist dedicated to pediatric care in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Learn more.

Contact Us

Contact the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at 206-987-2106 for an appointment, a second opinion or more information.

To make an appointment, you can call us directly or get a referral from your primary care provider. We encourage you to coordinate with your family doctor when coming to Seattle Children’s.

If you are a provider, see how to refer a patient.