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Rare Tumors Program

The Rare Tumors Program at Texas Children's Cancer Center is the only pediatric rare tumors clinic in the southwest United States. Located at Texas Children’s Hospital, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care and new treatment options to children and adolescents with rare malignancies.

As part of the largest pediatric cancer center in the United States, The Rare Tumors Program cares for a substantial number of children who have been diagnosed with rare tumors.

The Rare Tumors Program is part of the Solid Tumor Programs at Texas Children's Cancer Center.

Evaluation and Treatment

Rare tumors in children range from cancers that occur only during childhood (e.g., pleuropulmonary blastoma) to cancers that primarily occur in adults but that can rarely occur in children (e.g., melanoma and colorectal cancer). Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiologists, geneticists and researchers work together to achieve the best outcome for every patient. Often, no standard diagnostic or treatment protocols exist for rare tumors. We have developed standardized treatment regimens for multiple childhood rare tumors and when applicable, we use advanced molecular diagnostic techniques to facilitate a timely and accurate diagnoses.

Second Opinions

We welcome oncologists to contact us for second opinion consultations about the care and management of individual patients.


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