Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases

The mission of the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases is to expand the understanding of the pathogenesis of childhood cancer and to improve strategies for diagnosis and treatment.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Biology and therapy of rhabdomyosarcoma and other childhood tumors
  • Chemotherapy of childhood solid tumors
  • Regulation of alternative pre-mRNA splicing
  • Regulation and function of tumor suppressor genes
  • Oncolytic viral therapy in pediatric brain tumors
  • Immunotherapy and cellular therapies that harness the natural ability of the immune system to fight cancers
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The Research Institute is ranked among the top 10 for NIH funding among free-standing children's hospitals.

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World-renowned Biopathology Center

The Biopathology Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital serves as the only pediatric repository for pediatric solid tumor and is one of only two repositories for leukemia samples in the United States, Canada and Australia.