Why Choose Us

Child at Doernbecher

We have cancer specialists focused on every area of childhood cancer

We are the only center in the region with cancer specialists who have extra training and expertise in all the sub specialty areas of childhood cancer. This means that your child never has to leave Doernbecher for specialized treatments or therapies including bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

We have advanced technology and expertise.

Doernbecher cancer researchers and experts together with the internationally known experts at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, are proud to provide the newest and most advanced treatments, state-of-the-art facilities and some of the finest medical expertise in the country in the effort to make childhood cancer a thing of the past.

We offer new hope through clinical trials.

We are the only program in the region to conduct phase I clinical trials, which give your child access to the newest and best treatments available because our physicians and researchers are national leaders in the search for new therapies for children's cancers. The best cancer survival rates are seen in centers where clinical trials therapies are available.

We are a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international research organization affiliated with the National Cancer Institute, devoted to creating new treatments and cures for cancers that affect children.  Many of our doctors serve on the committees that design these treatments and measure their results. We are the only program in the region with this level of expertise.

We offer developmental therapeutics.

We are one of only 21 hospitals in the country approved by the National Cancer Institute to participate in the COG Phase I Consortium. This allows us to offer our patients with progressive disease, the opportunity to be treated with investigational agents.

We are family centered and kid friendly.

As the children’s hospital that more Oregonians trust with their child’s healthcare, we understand that kids need more than good medicine for healing. That’s why we also do everything we can for your child’s psychological, developmental and social needs, as well as providing support services to you and your family. We also know that you are your child’s most important source of support, and we encourage your involvement in your child’s care.