Selecting where a child will receive their cancer treatment is one of the biggest decisions a caregiver can make. The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s specializes in providing our patients—from infants through young adults—with the latest pediatric cancer treatments by nationally recognized medical specialists. We are dedicated to not only treating cancer, but also the needs of the whole child—emotional, spiritual, and physical. Children simply shouldn’t have to give up being kids while dealing with the grown-up issue of cancer.
In 2011, Children’s Hospital of Orange County was ranked in eight specialties in U.S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Among the more than 200 children's hospitals in the United States, the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's ranked 28th in cancer treatment.
- Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment Program
- Solid Tumor Treatment Program
- Histiocytosis Treatment Program
- Neuro-oncology Treatment Program
- Adolescent and Young Adult Treatment Program
- Lymphoma Treatment Program
- Leukemia Treatment Program
- Recurrent and Refractory Cancer Treatment Program
- Palliative Care Program
- After Cancer Treatment Survivorship Program
- Comprehensive child-life and support programs that provide social, emotional and educational support for patients and families.
- State-of-the-art in-hospital facilities that provide many of the comforts of home.
- Special events and activities for patients and their families.
- Nationally recognized surgeons using the latest worldwide procedures.
- An Outpatient Infusion Clinic that eliminates the need for hospitalization for chemotherapy and other treatments.
- Highly skilled nurses with special pediatric oncology training.
Learn more about Hyundai's incredible gift--the largest corporate gift in our hospital's history.
Hyundai Motor America Donation - CHOC Children's
Hope On Wheels and Hyundai Motor America presented the second installment worth $2 million and part of a $10 million commitment to CHOC Children’s to fund groundbreaking cancer research at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s. To commemorate the event, Hope On Wheels hosted its signature Handprint Ceremony.
Genomic Cancer Research: Dr. Sender - No Place Like CHOC
Leonard Sender M.D., Medical Director of the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, talks about clinical trials for cancer patients.
Hyundai Cancer Institute: Dr. Sender - No Place Like CHOC
Leonard Sender M.D., Medical Director of the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, talks about the innovate treatments available at CHOC Children's.
Josh is a 16 year old cancer patient who uses painting as a creative outlet for dealing with his treatment. In this video, Josh talks about his creative process and shows some of his work.
Clinical Trials - Dr. Leonard Sender
Dr. Sender, Medical Director, Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, describes for us the three phases of clinical trials.
News and Announcements
Dr. Geetha Puthenveetil to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, December 27th at 12:30 p.m.
December 19, 2012
Boy's close call with cancer spurs 'Day of Giving'
September 06, 2012
Doctors at Children's Hospital of Orange County did emergency surgery to relieve pressure on Chase's spinal cord.
Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s is First to Utilize Illumina’s RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing Service For Cancer Study
August 13, 2012
As part of a pilot study designed to advance personalized treatment for children and teens battling recurrent cancer, the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s is the first organization to utilize Illumina’s RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing (RapidTrack WGS) service for cancer samples.
CHOC Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals
June 05, 2012
CHOC Children’s has been ranked as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Specifically,CHOC ranked in the following specialties: Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; and Urology.
'Miraculous' Find May Solve Murrieta Boy's Ailment
May 08, 2012
The umbilical cord blood donated by the mother of 9-year-old Ricky Martinez at birth was located through a national database search. Doctors will insert it in hopes of restoring his immune system from severe aplastic anemia.