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Texas Children’s Cancer Center is the largest pediatric cancer research and treatment facility in the United States. Each year, their specialized pediatric hematology and oncology physicians treat more than 3,000 patients and conduct 33,000 outpatient visits. Patients from 35 U.S. states and 26 countries, ranging in age from infancy to 21 years, come to Texas Children’s Cancer Center for the highest standard of care.

The Children’s Cancer combines the strengths of Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), both of which are located in Houston’s world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Texas Children’s Hospital is the largest freestanding pediatric facility in the United States, serving as BCM’s pediatric training hospital and home to the College’s full-time pediatric staff. BCM is ranked in the top 10 percent in federal-research funding in the nation. Physician-scientists on the BCM faculty who provide patient care at Texas Children’s Cancer Center are at the forefront of innovation and medical research.

As a pillar on which The Children’s Grand Adventure was built, Texas Children’s Cancer Center endeavors to become the finest pediatric cancer and blood disorder resource in the world. This vision is shared by a remarkable staff that advances not only treatment and research, but also works to address the everyday challenges that impact the lives of children with cancer.

To this end, the Center’s multi-disciplined staff assures that each child benefits from a treatment environment that promotes positive psychological and social growth.

In much the same way, Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s professionals embrace the understanding that cancer is a condition that affects an entire family. This is among the reasons that patient care at the Cancer Center is organized around dedicated, diagnosis-specific treatment teams. Thanks to this team concept, patients and their families benefit from the consistent, combined, dedicated talents and expertise of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and child-life specialists.

The Children’s Grand Adventure is but one facet of Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s life-affirming approach to treatment and recovery. While The Grand Adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming welcomes children aged 8 to 16, who have exhibited long-term recovery, other Cancer Center patients can participate in on-site and local activities that counter cancer with creativity, and camaraderie.

The Center’s Arts in Medicine program provides therapeutic educational and artistic opportunities to patients and their families in the form of dance and musical theater productions, art projects, songwriting, acting, writing and more. The one-of-a-kind Purple Songs Can Fly program enables patients and siblings to work with professional composers and musicians to write and record their own songs at a studio located within Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Making A Mark, an annual world-traveling exhibit of artwork created by pediatric cancer and blood-disorder patients is also welcomed to the Center; while outside, children can experience the joys of childhood at Camp Periwinkle and Camp YOLO (You Only Live Once).


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