Resources and information for parents of children with cancer . . . by parents of children with cancer.

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The Ped-Onc Resource Center was created in 1998 as a web site for parents, friends, and families of children who have or had childhood cancer. The author and most of the contributors to this site were members of the ACOR pediatric cancer mailing lists: ped-onc, ped-onc-survivors, and ALL-kids.

2018 update

January 2018: I downsized this ped-onc web site. Keeping links current is a constant problem, and many of the medical sections had become outdated.

I am keeping the resource pages like survivorship clinics, scholarships, books, Make-A-Wish, cancer camps, and a few others. I am keeping the section on ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). On the disease, treatment, and types of childhood cancers pages I mostly link to off-site information.

Search engines have greatly improved since 1998, and parents are quite able to use search engines to find current, professional information on childhood cancers. The need for this ped-onc site has diminished, but I am hanging on to a bit of it in hopes it still has some use for parents searching for information.

Information on Cancers

Common childhood cancers: General information

Common childhood cancers: Information specific to different types

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia information (ALL), authored by myself. ALL is the childhood cancer I learned the most about, and most of the basic information is not out of date. I still update the bibliographies.

Signs of childhood cancer.

Causes of childhood cancers (and a subsection, causes of childhood leukemia).

Family Support

Online support for parents of children with cancer.

Treatment Issues


Clinical trials

Medical procedures, chemotherapy, and radiation

Blood counts

Bone marrow/stem cell transplants

The problems with teen cancer care

Survivorship Issues

Resources for childhood cancer survivors and for their parents.

Childhood Cancer Statistics

Childhood Cancer Statistics

Links to Helpful Sites

Choice Web Links is my annotated list of sites with good information for parents of children with cancer.

Childhood Cancer Organizations is my list of organizations (non-profit, mostly regional) that are concerned with childhood cancer.

Childhood Cancer Support Organizations is my annotated list of national, non-profit organizations that are concerned with childhood cancer.

Resources (Lists)

Support organizations, books, hats and wigs, transportation, scholarships, more.

About This Site

About this site, privacy policy, terms of service, contact information

General Disclaimer

These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

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