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Leukemia & Lymphoma Program

Leukemia is the most common form of childhood cancer. It affects approximately 4,000 children each year in the United States, accounting for about 1 in 4 child cancer diagnoses. Using the most up-to-date clinical trials, research collaborations and evidence-based practices, we’re able to treat a wide variety of leukemias and lymphomas and greatly improve our patients’ quality of life.


We know diseases impact adults and children differently. That’s why we’ve narrowed our focus to pediatric treatments — it gives our team the opportunity to exhaust all research and bring the highest level of care to each of our pediatric patients.

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and develops in the bone marrow. When white blood cells overproduce, without functioning as healthy cells, these cells can crowd out the healthy, infection-fighting cells and cause common leukemia symptoms: infection, anemia, bleeding, etc.

Keeping a national profile

Partnering with national and international organizations and leading experts not only keeps us at the forefront of our field, it also means we can provide the best care to our patients and the most up-to-date information to their loved ones. We’re members of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and are the only local institution conducting Phase I oncology trials.

A treatment process unique to you

Each patient is different and requires different care. Your care team will work with you to identify the right treatment process for your child. A combination of medical tests, physical factors, medical history and more are included in our personalized treatment recommendations as we work toward a safe and successful healing plan.

Additional Resources

  • Research/Clinical Trials — Did you know there are currently more than 70 open clinical trials available for cancer patients at Phoenix Children's? 
  • Want a Second Opinion? — Chat, call, or complete this form to request a second opinion appointment.
  • Your Child's Hospital Stay — Learn more about our campus services and what you can do to prepare for your visit.

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