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Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases

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Children inspire us constantly, but never more so than when they’re facing cancer or blood diseases. The Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases, which is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report and part of the NCI-designated Stanford Cancer Institute, aims to help children of all ages manage or overcome their conditions. We do this through a combination of exceptional care, groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art treatment. We’re committed to giving every child who comes to us the very best care and a reason to hope.

At the Bass Center, our sole focus is on treating children with cancer and blood diseases such as anemia, hemophilia, and thalassemia, among other conditions. Our pediatric specialists and research scientists are known globally for finding groundbreaking treatments that include investigational drugs and stem cell transplantation. We also offer specialized multidisciplinary clinics where we provide both diagnostic evaluation and treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancers and blood diseases.

Contact us online or call (650) 497-8953 for appointments and more information.

Using immunotherapy to find and kill cancer cells

Our physicians and researchers are working at the forefront of CAR-T cell therapy, which uses a patient’s own genetically modified immune cells to track down and attack leukemia cells. For Salvador De Leon, that gave him another weapon in his fight against leukemia.

Read Salvador’s story >


Creating during cancer treatment

Innovation Pop-Up Space

The Innovation Pop-Up Space, the first of its kind in a U.S. children’s hospital, gives patients a place to create their own inventions while they’re receiving treatment. Bass Center patients and their siblings are welcome to use the space at any time to let their imaginations run wild.

Listen to learn more >