Guide for Parents

Here is a helpful site sponsored by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation that has a series of 20 animated short films, imaginary friends explain a wide range of complicated cancer topics in a way that kids can understand. Because the more they understand about their treatment, the less scary it will be.

This is an excellent guide produced by the National Cancer Institute. If you have been newly introduced to the childhood cancer community, the NCI Guide for Parents is excellent material to help guide you in your journey.

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Where are the best children’s hospitals?  

The 2020-21 U.S. News & World Reports Best Hospitals

Top 10 Best Children’s Hospitals

  1. Boston Children’s Hospital
  2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  4. Texas Children’s Hospital
  5. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  6. Children’s Hospital Colorado
  7. Children’s National Hospital
  8. Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  9. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  10. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Top Five Children’s Hospitals in Selected Specialties

Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery

  1. Texas Children’s Hospital
  2. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  3. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  4. Boston Children’s Hospital
  5. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Pediatric Cancer

  1. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  2. Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  4. Texas Children’s Hospital
  5. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Neonatology

  1. Children’s National Hospital
  2. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  3. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
  4. Rady Children’s Hospital
  5. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia