The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Description

Since opening its doors as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the setting for medical discoveries, innovations and breakthroughs that have benefited children throughout the world. Children's Hospital is ranked No. 1 on the U.S.News & World Report 2013-14 Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals and The Cancer Center ranked No. 1 in Parents magazine’s 2013 survey of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals. These rankings reflect the Hospital’s steadfast commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare providers and pioneering major research initiatives.

The mission of the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is to provide the most skilled, compassionate care available. State-of-the-art facilities enable us to focus on the needs of both children and their families. The Cancer Center offers comprehensive, family-centered care with more than 40 pediatric oncologists. Their expertise spans every form of childhood cancer, from the most common to the most rare, enabling us to provide unparalleled breadth and depth. Each year, we treat more than 500 new patients and follow more than 4,000 patients previously treated for childhood cancer.

The Cancer Center offers proton therapy in collaboration with Penn Medicine at The Roberts Proton Therapy Center. This is an innovative form of radiation treatment that allows for more conformed radiation doses delivered to cancerous tumors, particularly tumors of the brain and spinal cord.   Patients treated at The Cancer Center are also offered specialized rehabilitative care at the Children’s Seashore House Center for Rehabilitation where children are offered either inpatient or outpatient therapies depending on their needs.

In addition, the Center for Childhood Cancer Research brings together the diverse talents of investigators from multiple disciplines with the goal of eradicating the problem of cancer in children. The Center pursues this goal through basic, clinical and translational research, aiming to take research advancements from bench to bedside.

Housing Information

There are a number of housing options for families when visiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and Hosts for Hospitals.  Please also visit our Places to Stay” andResources for Families” web pages for details.

Contact information

 

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA  19104

Oncology Intake Phone: 267-426-0762

Neuro-oncology Clinic Fax: 215-590-9956

 

Team

Principal Investigator
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Dr. Jane Minturn is a pediatric neuro-oncologist who specializes in the care of infants, children and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors. Her research interests are in identifying mechanisms of treatment resistance (tumor hypoxia, autophagy) to target therapeutically, and the use of non-invasive imaging biomarkers for monitoring treatment efficacy on clinical trials. She is an attending physician in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research and Division of Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Co-Principal Investigator
Dr Angela J Waanders is a pediatric neuro-oncologist in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research in the Division of Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Director of Operations of the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium and Director of Clinical Research of the Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine. Her research focus is in preclinical therapeutic targeting of fusion gene activation in pediatric cancers with a specific focus in pediatric low-grade gliomas/astrocytomas.
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Scientific Investigator, Brain Tumor Program
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Radiation Oncologist
Radiation Oncologist
Neuropsychologist
Neuropsychologist
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Research Associate
Deputy Scientific Director, Children’s Hospital Research Institute