The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC has earned a spot on Becker’s Hospital Review’s coveted list of “100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs.” According to Becker’s, organizations on the list deserve national recognition for their work in cancer care, especially in offering leading-edge clinical trials and pioneering research discoveries that enhance patient outcomes. Award-winning programs are also noted for their internationally known specialists and exceptional safety ratings.
CHOC’s Cancer Institute is ranked among the country’s top pediatric cancer programs by U.S. News & World Report. As a Children’s Oncology Group Phase I institution, CHOC offers patients groundbreaking alternative treatments. It is also one of the only pediatric facilities in the country to offer a dedicated program for teens and young adults.
The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Treatment Program at CHOC provides leading-edge cancer treatment and critical psycho-social support to help these patients navigate other important life issues, like their ability to have children in the future, how to handle time away from school or work, relationships, body image, and more. It is among a comprehensive list of specialized treatment programs and support services provided at CHOC.
In addition to a multidisciplinary team of nationally recognized medical and surgical experts, CHOC is one of only a handful of pediatric hospitals that offers a complementary integrative medicine program led by a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. Patients have access to a variety of therapies, including acupuncture, acupressure, Reiki and herbal treatments, which have been shown to strengthen immunity, ease stress, anxiety and pain, and boost appetite.