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Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases

US News - CancerChildren 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, helps 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, including:

Our pediatric specialists and research scientists are known globally for developing groundbreaking treatments including only-at-Stanford clinical trials, immunotherapy, gene therapy and stem cell transplantation. We also offer specialized programs for adolescents and young adults with cancer and cancer survivors.

Please call (650) 497-8953 for appointments and more information.

Using immunotherapy to find and kill cancer cells

Salvador De Leon

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.

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Fighting cancer with the help of Stanford Basketball

Ty Whisler

On his first day of fourth grade, 11-year-old Ty Whisler was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a rare and fast-growing brain cancer located in the cerebellum. While receiving care at Packard Children’s, Ty built an unbreakable bond with the Stanford men’s basketball team – a bond that has inspired Ty and the players alike.

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