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Hyundai Cancer Institute

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As a parent, you are the ultimate protector of your child, and you want the best possible medical care when your child has been diagnosed with cancer. The problem is managing your child’s condition can be overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. We understand how scary this must be.

The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s is a dedicated place for kids. Our team of board-certified oncologists and oncology-trained staff provide patients and families with the latest evidence-based cancer treatments. We provide comprehensive support programs that offer social, emotional and education support, and pediatric expertise, equipment and facilities. So you can rest assured you are getting your child the best possible medical care and feel like the protector that you are.

 Specialized Treatment and Support Programs

Innovative Programs

US News and World Report Best Children's Hospitals Award for CancerOur treatment specific teams work to provide innovative, specialized programs for on-going diagnosis, management and treatment of pediatric cancers.

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
After Cancer Treatment Survivorship Program
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Pediatric Cancer Second Opinions

At the Cancer Institute, we work with families and pediatric specialists to confirm your child’s diagnosis or to provide a second opinion for all types of pediatric cancers. A second opinion can provide your reassurance when making decisions about your child’s care. Find out more about pediatric cancer second opinions at CHOC.

Support Programs and Services

When a child is ill and needs hospitalization, we understand that the entire family is affected.  Because we so strongly believe in allowing a child to be a child and creating a sense of normalcy through play, discovery and creativity, we are dedicated to offering the most comprehensive support programs in the region. Children simply shouldn’t have to give up being kids while dealing with the grown-up issue of cancer. The Cancer Institute offers patients and families:

The Latest Treatments and Research

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Find a cancer clinical trial now

Children’s cancers are very different than adult cancers and must be treated with specific pediatric cancer protocols. Our experience in exclusively treating children, teens and young adults makes us the experts in the evaluation and treatment of all forms of common childhood and adolescent cancers. Through our Children’s Oncology Group (COG) membership, the Cancer Institute has received a prestigious Phase I clinical trial designation, making us one of only a few facilities in North America offering COG’s groundbreaking alternative treatments.

In addition to the very latest clinical trials, the Hyundai Cancer Institute is currently leading the way in pediatric cancer research. Learn more about clinical trials and our ground-breaking research studies.

Health Features

Kids and Cancer
Children’s cancers are very different than adult cancers, and a range of unique issues need to be considered. Learn more about how we treat cancer in kids in this Health feature.


Treating the Teen Cancer Patient
Teen cancer patients face unique challenges when dealing with cancer. Doctors need to take into account self-esteem, emerging independence and side effects of treatment that can affect their future. Learn more in this Health feature.


Kids and Melanoma
Orange County is one of the sunniest places in California, with hundreds of sun days per year. Learn about proper protection to prevent malignant melanoma in this Health feature.


Featured Stories


For more than a decade, the cure rate for pediatric cancer has been stalled at about 80 percent. A multidisciplinary team of specialists at the Hyundai Cancer Institute is working to find cures for the other 20 percent—and won’t stop until they do.


Physicians at the Cancer Institute are immersed in such cutting-edge research as molecular and genetic profiling to find out what triggers rare diseases like JXG—and what can be done to cure them.


The CHOC Children’s Infusionarium is the first program of its kind to combine immersive video technology with life-saving infusion therapy, such as chemotherapy or IV antibiotics.


While many teenaged girls might balk at wearing a medical device on their shaved heads 18 hours a day, Abbey Schemmer didn’t blink an eye.


Contact the Hyundai Cancer Institute

To make an appointment for any of the services at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, please call 714-509-8636.


Exterior view of CHOC Orange Clinic

Hyundai Cancer Institute Clinic

Building: CHOC Clinic | 1201 W. La Veta Ave., 2nd Floor | Orange, CA 92868 | 714-509-8636

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Hyundai Cancer Institute in the new Bill Holmes tower, which provides a truly healing environment for our patients and families, plus a host of family amenities to make everyone feel at home. Our all-new, oncology unit in the Bill Holmes Tower is home to 28 private beds, play rooms, a private gym and other spaces created especially for our oncology patients and their families.

Reception area of the Hyundai Cancer Institute in the Bill Holmes South Tower

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