Pediatric Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is something a person never wants to receive.

For parents though, so often they would rather personally go through a diagnosis than ever hear the word cancer in regard to their child's health.

Getting the news that your child's entire world may at least temporarily be changed and filled with tests and medicine and procedures is absolutely terrifying, and something we feel no family or caregiver should have to figure out by herself or himself.

Everyone from our child life specialists to our doctors will help you know that your child is in the very best hands.

Nebraska Medicine in partnership with Children's Hospital & Medical Center share their strengths to treat pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients diagnosed with the most complicated cancer cases.Our partnership provides families access to the latest clinical cancer research and treatments.

Conditions include:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphomas
  • Other Hematologic Cancers
  • Pediatric Solid Tumors - Neuroblastoma or Select Brain Tumors
  • Immune Deficiencies - SCID
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Non-Malignant Hematologic Disorders - Sickle Cell Anemia

Many of these pediatric patients can be cured with conventional chemotherapy. For the small number who are not, we offer blood and marrow transplantation as well. 

We are proud to be a member of the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC). The Mission of PBMTC is to support research and education to improve the availability, safety, and efficacy of hematopoietic cell transplantation and other cellular therapeutics for children and adolescents.

Patient Guides

Why come to Nebraska Medicine for Pediatric Cancer Care?

You’re Seen by the Field’s Leading Experts

The specialists at Nebraska Medicine and Children's Hospital & Medical Center are leaders in the treatment of lymphoma and leukemia and other types of childhood cancers. Many of our experienced doctors are focused on investigating and curing specific diseases and are pioneering new treatments to provide the best outcomes and experience for your children.

Clinical Trials

Many of our specialists are very involved in research to find new treatments and cures for a variety of cancers. This affords our doctors the opportunity to take part in some of the most current clinical trials, giving you early access to some of the most promising and breakthrough therapies, providing you the best possible outcomes. See what pediatric cancers have active research trials.

Cancer Support Services

Finding out that you have cancer can be a very emotional and difficult time. You will likely have many questions and issues to work through. We will be with you every step of the way. Both facilities offer a host of cancer support services to help you with your physical, emotional, educational and financial needs.