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.

For Trainees

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Trainee Association

The Research Institute’s Trainee Association (RITA) was created in 2013 to help better train and prepare trainees for their “next steps.”

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Life in Columbus

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Faculty Positions

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Career Opportunities

We have a purpose for every passion. Join our team and discover your passion for what’s possible in providing best outcomes for children.

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Research Positions at Nationwide Children's

Click here to view a list of our current openings at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Life in Columbus

Vibrant neighborhoods. Unlimited arts and entertainment. Learn why Columbus, Ohio is a great place to live, work and play. 

For Patients & Families

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Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant

Our hematology, oncology, and blood and marrow transplant teams treat patients with all forms of cancer and blood disorders. Our specialists participate in collaborative research across the country and around the world to bring innovative treatments to our patients.

About the Foundation

Giving

In 1892, a group of citizens held a sale to raise money for the care of sick, impoverished children. That effort led to the opening of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 1894. For more than a century, we have existed to care for every child, for every reason.

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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.