The childhood, adolescent and young adult solid tumor program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center consists of a multidisciplinary team focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers arising in solid organs outside of the central nervous system.
The program is focused on all aspects of solid tumors including neuroblastoma, kidney tumors such as Wilms’ tumor, liver tumors such as hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma, bone tumors such as Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcoma, soft tissue tumors such as rhabdomyosarcoma, and germ cell tumors such as ovarian and testicular tumors.
With such wide range of tumors treated, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s solid tumor team consists of specialists from a wide range of pediatric specialties including anesthesia, general surgery, gynecology, interventional radiology, liver surgery and transplant, nuclear medicine, orthopedic surgery, pathology, radiology, radiation oncology, stem cell processing and urology.
The program is also focused on the education of students, residents and fellows who will be conducting scholarly and peer reviewed clinical, translational and basic research in solid tumors.
Furthermore, the solid tumor program has several “state of the art” basic, translational and clinical research programs in neuroblastoma, kidney, liver, bone, soft tissue and germ cell tumors. Overall, the program is equipped to design and deliver customized and personalized therapy for each child and adolescent in the cancer center diagnosed with a solid tumor.
For more information about the program, please call 914-493-7997
Director: Mehmet Fevzi Ozkaynak, MD