Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

Cancer Research at CHOC

At the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC, we are dedicated to providing patients the very latest break-through treatments available to children, adolescents and young adults with pediatric cancers. As part of our mission, we are continuously actively engaging in robust research into tomorrow’s treatments and the very latest clinical trials. Our efforts to provide the very latest treatments can bring hope to patients with rare cancers or cancers not responding to traditional treatments.

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Cancer Research Stories

Doctor holds brain tumor images

The Neuro-Oncology Treatment Program at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC is doing more than providing the most advanced care for pediatric brain tumors — it’s also helping to shape the future of personalized medicine and surgical innovations.

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The oncology team at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC is overcoming common challenges — and delivering survival outcomes better than the national average.

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Child cancer patient and father walk through hospital

The rarity of sarcomas and their large number of diverse histologies have made this group of cancers very challenging to manage. At the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC, collaborative research, experimental treatment protocols and surgical advancements are setting the stage to change that. “The sarcoma and solid tumor field hasn’t advanced much in the last … Continue reading Recent Advancements Shape the Future of Sarcoma Care

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A child, resting in bed, fires up her 7-inch tablet and opens an app. She selects from a variety of cartoon avatars — such as a panda or penguin — and backgrounds that include a colorful ocean floor with fish and other sea creatures. Game on. But this isn’t a typical game. It’s a kid-friendly … Continue reading Study determines that Pain Buddy app may aid in reduction of pain severity

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Dr. Ivan Kirov with an oncology patient

Children, adolescents and young adults with cancers that do not respond to traditional treatments continue to find new treatment options because of CHOC’s extensive efforts and active engagement in clinical trial research. The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and one of only 21 elite facilities in … Continue reading Clinical Trials Continue the Advancement of Pediatric Oncology Treatment

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Dr. Van Huynh, pediatric oncologist at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's, plays with a young patient

Innovative research conducted at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC includes investigations into immunotherapy, which has emerged as an effective therapeutic modality for patients with hematologic malignancies. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is capturing the attention of the medical community as a prominent example of cellular immunotherapy and is often referred to as a … Continue reading The forefront of CAR T-Cell immunotherapy research for high-risk pediatric leukemia patients

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