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Pediatric Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

At the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC, we are dedicated to providing patients the very latest break-through treatments available to children, adolescents and young adults with pediatric cancers. As part of our mission, we are continuously actively engaging in robust research into tomorrow’s treatments and the very latest clinical trials. Our efforts to provide the very latest treatments can bring hope to patients with rare cancers or cancers not responding to traditional treatments.

The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and has received a prestigious Phase I clinical trial designation, making us one of only 21 facilities in North America offering COG’s groundbreaking alternative treatments. The Children’s Oncology Group, a national organization funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is the most experienced organization in the world when it comes to the research and development of new therapeutics for children and adolescents with cancer.

Access to these trials means our patients are able to receive the very latest research-based treatments before they are available in most other hospitals in the country.

For more information on participation in clinical trials, contact the CHOC Research Institute at (714) 509-4341.

Pediatric Cancer Research Stories

Graphic depiction of Tcells - CAR T Cell therapy - a study by CHOC into immunotherapies for Leukemia

CHOC researchers seek to study the role of Tregs in whether pediatric leukemia patients treated with CAR T-cell therapy experience a relapse.

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Max, CHOC patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), participates in cancer research trials to improve outcomes and treatments.

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Comic Assent - Pulmonary Function Test

Colorful comics aid young patients in understanding and providing assent for participation in research studies to advance treatments.

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Liliana and her mom at CHOC Hospital in Orange

Physicians at CHOC lead a new study to improve survival rates of children with pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Liliana sitting in the grass with prescription medications arranged in a sun around her

A CHOC AYA oncology patient uses her experience to give back to others by participating in ongoing cancer research and clinical trials.

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Dr. Crawford and Dr. Sato

CHOC’s multidisciplinary team provides integrative molecular diagnosis and customized treatment plans for children with brain and spine tumors.

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