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cancer program

Dayton Children's Difference

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, including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Boston Children's Hospital.  Dayton Children's was COG approved in July 2017, joining a select group of pediatric oncology groups. 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 best protocols and clinical trials.

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.


personalized care

Our cancer team is cross-trained in hematology and oncology to provide on-going, personalized care throughout your child's treatment (beginning with your child's first appointment and continuing into remission care). In our integrated care setting, all departments (infusion, outpatient, and inpatient) are located on the same floor. This environment enhances familiarity with doctors & staff and improves our ability to provide consistent, high-quality care, while relieving anxiety and stress for families.

close to home

Cancer treatment involves many appointments, sometimes over a period of years. Dayton Children's understands the difficulty this can present to your work schedule and daily life. That is why we offer convenient geographic locations for care; Dayton Children's Hospital in downtown and Dayton Children's Hospital in Springboro.

types of pediatric cancer

click the links below to learn more:

leukemia     brain tumor     lymphomas     neuroblastoma     Wilms Tumor     additional types



questions or concerns? 

If you have additional questions, we're here for you. Fill out the form below and a member of our cancer team will get back to you.

contact us request an appointment

The hematology/oncology department welcomes phone calls to 937-641-3111 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.


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 937-641-3111.