Peckham Center for Cancer & 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 clinical services, as well as psychosocial programs and resources, to help patients and their families – from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks our Cancer program among the nation’s best in its “Best Children’s Hospitals” edition.
Comprehensive, 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 teaching program, we train the best and brightest future physicians.
- 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’s 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 Scripps Health to offer proton therapy — a highly advanced and precise radiation therapy — to pediatric and young adult patients.
In the News
- Knights Hold Event to Raise Awareness for Pediatric Cancer, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features patient Ryan Melendez.
- Your Corner: Volunteer, 88, Turned Personal Pain into Helping Others, nbcsandiego.com (video)
- Potential New Anti-Cancer Drug Class Inhibits Multiple Molecular Targets, Bioscience Technology, features Donald Durden, M.D., Ph.D.
- Potential New Drug Class Hits Multiple Cancer Cell Targets, Boosting Efficacy and Safety, EurekAlert, features Donald Durden, M.D., Ph.D. (press release)
- Cancer Survivors to Begin Ringing in Their Victories at Rady Children’s, The San Diego Union-Tribune
- 6-Year Old First to Ring ‘Symbol of Triumph’ at Rady Children’s, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features patient Eliana Feliciano.
- Octapharma Announces Two Hemophilia A Trials to Utilize WILATE ®, Business Wire, features Courtney Thornburg, M.D. (press release)
- One Doctor’s Quest to Help Hispanics Fight Childhood Cancer, Forbes, features Paula Aristizabal, M.D., M.A.S.
- Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150K Research Grant to Rady Children’s, fox5sandiego.com
- New Gift Broadens Reach of Rady’s Genetics Institute, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features John Crawford, M.D., M.S.
- Pedal the Cause Rides Against Cancer, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.
- Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Can Live Normal Lives, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features Jenny Kim, M.D.
- Rady Children’s Awarded $250,000 Research Grant, cbs8.com
- Novel Therapeutic Agent for Pediatric Cancer Identified, UC San Diego Health, features Donald Durden, M.D, Ph.D.
- Story of the Comfort Cub, Epoch Times, features JoAnne Auger, R.N.
- Framer’s Art is Volunteering, U-T San Diego
- Boy with Cancer’s Yuletide Wish: A Place to Live and Rest, U-T San Diego
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