• Rajni Agarwal, MD, with patient in Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford's Bass Center
  • Cutting-edge clinical trials
  • Mother with her baby
  • Young patient reaching for her toes in a ballerina tutu

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, 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.

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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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