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Comprehensive care for children with cancer

Cancer Program Kayleigh Crabtree, cancer survivor, with Dr. Dole

Dayton-area families do not have to travel the world to receive world-class care for a child with cancer. They can find what they are looking for right here at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Experienced pediatric hematologists/oncologists lead our multidisciplinary team, which includes nurses, a nurse practitioner, child life specialist and social worker. The team goes above and beyond every day to make sure that kids receive great care that is personalized to their unique needs. The program:

  • Maintains a survival rate of more than 80 percent for all childhood cancers combined —higher than the national average
  • Follows nationally approved care protocols developed by the Children's Oncology Group—the most current, state-of-the-art cancer treatments available
  • Is committed to continuous quality improvement: clinical teams meet regularly to find ways of improving treatment protocols, care coordination and support services
  • Participates in extensive clinical research to improve care
  • Is one of only 10 freestanding pediatric programs in the country approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. To earn this accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed in 34 categories of quality and patient-centered care
  • Established one of the country’s first long-term follow-up programs for childhood cancer survivors

Cancer Program

Commission on cancer accreditation

Dayton Children’s Hospital has been awarded a national re-accreditation with commendation to the cancer program by The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).

More than 1,500 U.S. cancer programs are CoC accredited and the comprehensive cancer care program at Dayton Children's is one of only 10 freestanding pediatric institutions in the country to be accredited.

Dayton Children’s received gold status, which is awarded to programs that are commended in seven out of eight areas such as cancer program management and reporting to protocols, clinical trials and patient outcomes.

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A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling.


Make a referral

Phone: 937-641-4000
Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours
Toll-free fax: 1-866-891-6941
Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Download our fax referral form or make a referral online.

The Comprehensive Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders


The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815