Pediatric Cancer

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Pediatric Cancer Care

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating for a child and their family. But there is cause for hope. Advances by specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital and other pediatric hospitals have greatly improved outcomes over the years. Today, nearly 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors, and the majority of them are considered cured. Fifty years ago, less than 10 percent of childhood cancer patients could be cured.

Why Choose UChicago Medicine for Pediatric Cancer

Our pediatric specialists are at the forefront of cancer care, working as part of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide the latest investigational therapies as well as proven, conventional treatments.

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Chicagoland Children's Health Alliance: A Message from Tara Henderson, MD, MPH, Chief of Cancer and Blood Diseases

The CCHA is a collaboration among the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, Advocate Children’s Hospital and Pediatrics at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Our Pediatric Cancer Locations in Chicago and Merrillville

Request an Appointment

The information you provide on this secure form to request an appointment with a Comer pediatric cancer expert will enable us to assist you as efficiently as possible. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule an appointment. 

You can also make an appointment with our providers by:

Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home

Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists

To speak to someone directly, please call 773-702-6169. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.

For Referring Physicians

To refer a pediatric patient for cancer care, please call UCM Physician Connect at 1-800-824-2282


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Pediatric Cancer