Pediatric Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

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.

The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and has received a prestigious Phase I clinical trial designation, making us one of only 21 facilities in North America offering COG’s groundbreaking alternative treatments. The Children’s Oncology Group, a national organization funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is the most experienced organization in the world when it comes to the research and development of new therapeutics for children and adolescents with cancer.

Access to these trials means our patients are able to receive the very latest research-based treatments before they are available in most other hospitals in the country.

For more information on participation in clinical trials, contact the CHOC Research Institute at (714) 509-4341.

Pediatric Cancer Research Stories

Drs. HaDoung and Plant-Fox

CHOC neuro-oncologist initiated a clinical trial to test a vaccine for DIPG, a rare and devastating cancer.

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CHOC helps develop innovative treatment protocols for PTCL and NK/T-cell lymphoma, which are now available for patients.

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When the pandemic hit, CHOC’s psychosocial programs for adolescents and young adults with cancer went virtual but brought new opportunities.

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With the program’s training, Dr. Sonia Morales will help families fully understand their cancer diagnoses, treatment plan and survivorship roadmap.

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CHOC participates in an ongoing innovative study on ovarian tissue transplantation that can help cancer patients have children in the future.

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Developed by CHOC and UC Irvine, a new way to control pediatric seizures uses densely spaced electrodes to map high-frequency oscillations.

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