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Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and change a child’s and family’s life in an instant. Here at the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, we offer a full range of pediatric clinical services, as well as psychosocial programs and resources, to help patients and their families – from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Rady Children’s oncology nurse Kelly Mikulsky knows that her daughter, Kaylee, is in good hands. Read their story.

U.S. News BadgeComprehensive, compassionate care is provided by the Hematology/Oncology Division of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego. Along with providing specialized cancer treatment and hematology services to children in San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties, we provide select services to children in northern Mexico, the Pacific Islands and southern Orange County.

The entire Peckham Center, including the Viterbi Outpatient Clinic, is housed at our incredible Acute Care Pavilion. There are 38 private rooms and advanced high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration, helping to reduce the risk of infection. And just steps away, you’ll find Carley’s Magical Garden, a whimsical, interactive place where kids can escape the world of medicine.

Through research in the lab and at the bedside, we evaluate the most promising treatments, with the hope of discovering cures. As a leading pediatric teaching program, we train the best and brightest future physicians.

Center Achievements:

Carley’s Magical Garden

  • Awarded five star excellence award for inpatient hematology/oncology care by Professional Research Consultants Inc. in 2018.
  • Certified to provide the first Food and Drug Administration-approved CAR T-cell therapy. Learn more.
  • Largest pediatric cancer care program serving San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties.
  • Only pediatric blood and bone marrow transplant program serving San Diego and Imperial counties.
  • Research alliance with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and UC San Diego. Through the alliance with UC San Diego, we are part of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Partnership with California Protons to offer proton therapy — a highly advanced and precise radiation therapy — to pediatric and young adult patients.

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