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Over the past 40 years, the clinical and basic research programs of The Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have made substantial contributions to the understanding of the causes of childhood cancer and the development of treatments that have improved the cure rates for these diseases. Learn more about our leadership team.

Many of our patients participate in clinical trials through the Children's Oncology Group (COG), which designs and directs the care of most of the children with cancer in the U.S., Canada and other countries. We are a designated COG Phase I and Phase II institution, enabling us to fast-track novel therapies that require testing in children. Our research program encompasses numerous areas, including: