Hearing that your child has cancer can be scary and overwhelming. We want to make this journey as stress-free and comfortable as possible. From facility dogs to help comfort your child during treatment, to state-of-the art care, the world-class cancer center at Dayton Children’s is here for your family. Our patients and families become like family to us, and we will treat your child as if they were our own.
top clinical protocols
Dayton Children's is a member of Children's Oncology Group (COG), a multi-center alliance with other leading pediatric cancer institutions. The Children's Oncology Group conducts studies designed to improve our understanding of childhood cancer, its treatment and its cure. This membership ensures your child receives access to the same best protocols and clinical trials that they would have at other leading children’s hospitals.
We are also accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). In 2019, Dayton Children’s was one of two pediatric hospitals to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and is one of only 10 freestanding pediatric institutions in the country to be accredited. Being part of the CoC shows our commitment to providing both exceptional quality and compassionate care to our children and their families.
superior patient outcomes
Dayton Children's pediatric cancer patient outcomes are consistent with the superior results of other top pediatric cancer institutions. Our most recent patient survival outcomes data is higher than SEER data (SEER collects data on cancer cases from various locations and sources throughout the United States) from the same time period.
above and beyond experience
Taking care of a child with cancer can feel like an overwhelming responsibility. Our team is here to share the load by providing support every step of the way. We truly think of our patients and families as part of our family. We get to know your child’s interests and hobbies <link to Zane’s story>, and what eases their anxieties. We celebrate birthdays and graduations, and the end of treatment <link to bell-ringing video>! We connect you with resources inside and out of the hospital to make sure that your child and family feel supported and encouraged throughout this journey.
types of cancers and treatments
Our team moves quickly to confirm the diagnosis and establish a plan of care, and begins treatment.learn more
Research has dramatically changed cancer treatment and improved outcomes over the last decades. We encourage our families to consider participating.learn more