The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
A pioneer in targeted cancer treatments, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia developed a new therapy for patients with relapsed cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The hospital is also studying a way to treat certain types of lymphoma and neuroblastoma with a single pill. It offered the world’s first proton-beam therapy exclusively to treat childhood cancers. It also concentrates on caring for the emotional needs of cancer patients and their families, offering counseling, parent and sibling support groups, and art and music-therapy groups.