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Solid Tumors Program

Valley Children’s solid tumors program provides comprehensive services for diagnosis and treatment, while delivering the personal care that every family needs. We treat a broad range of solid tumor and soft tissue conditions, including neuroblastoma, hepatoblastoma, retinoblastoma, Hogkin lymphoma, Wilms tumor, sarcomas of bone, soft tissue sarcomas and advanced, refractory or relapsed sarcomas.

As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), we have access to the latest protocols for treating solid tumors and soft tissue sarcomas. We also work with various pharmaceutical manufacturers in clinical trials of new medications for various conditions such as refractory solid tumors and Hodgkin lymphoma. Our research efforts reach globally, collaborating with medical experts in Central America on advanced treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma and rare diagnoses such as nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.

We work in a multidisciplinary approach with all the experts located in one convenient location – oncologists, pathologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, pediatric surgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse navigators, social workers, therapists, nutritionists, palliative care and child life specialists. Each week, the team collectively meets during a solid tumor board to review all active treatment patient scans and determine new or change of treatment plans for each patient.

In our large and diversely populated Central Valley region, the cancer center has treated rare cases not always seen even in big metropolitan areas. Some rare diagnoses we have treated in recent years are as follows:

  • Adrenocortical tumors
  • Embryonal sarcoma of the liver
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

Our family-centered care approach is key to helping families get through a difficult diagnosis. Providers, nurses, social workers, therapists, nutritionists and child life specialists make sure they are always accessible and can quickly answer all your questions or concerns. If a child has a life-threatening diagnosis, our palliative care team ensures that the child continues to get active treatments at home to improve his or her quality of life. We also help families enroll in the state-funded Concurrent Care Program for added home support services as necessary.

Learn more about:
Ewing sarcoma
Hodgkin lymphoma
Wilms tumor

To view the full range of the conditions we treat, please visit our Conditions We Treat page.