Texas Children’s Hospital*
As the largest pediatric cancer center in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top pediatric cancer centers in the United States. Our world-renowned staff of 185 faculty and over 800 staff have pioneered many of the now standard protocols for treating and curing pediatric cancer and blood disorders. Investigators in the Brain Tumor and Developmental Therapeutics Programs are leaders in the development of new drugs, sophisticated radiotherapy approaches and the application of other novel approaches to brain tumor therapy. As an international leader in pediatric cancer research and treatment, our centers are dedicated to providing novel therapies and family-centered care to children from infancy though young adulthood with cancer and blood disorders.
*Texas Children’s participates in a limited number of PNOC’s clinical trials.
Texas Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the best possible care and experience for all patients and families and understands the many challenges that families face when children require lengthy inpatient stays or ongoing, frequent outpatient care.
Ronald McDonald House at Texas Children’s Hospital offers a supportive, home-like environment for families of children being treated in the neonatal, pediatric, or cardiovascular intensive care units. Located inside Texas Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House amenities include: 20 bedrooms, a cozy living area, dining area and full-stocked kitchenette, so that families have the comforts of home steps away from their sick child. Located nearby the hospital is Ronald McDonald Holcombe House which hosts 50 private bedrooms for families with seriously ill children being treated by children’s hospitals within the Texas Medical Center. The Holcombe House has a gated garage with a shuttle service to and from the hospital, with community kitchens and regularly scheduled programming that provides comfort and support while families are staying in the area.
A list of nearby hotels may be found on the Texas Children’s Hospital Places to Stay webpage.
Families that face financial burdens, due to hospitalization or chronic outpatient care, may contact the social work department at Texas Children’s Hospital, which helps families locate community resources and support services. Their contact phone number is (832) 824–1570.
Patricia A. Baxter, MD, MBA
Principal Investigator, Pediatric Neuro-oncologist
Donald W. Parsons, MD, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator, Director, Pediatric Center for Personal Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics
Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 1-800-CANCER9Brain Tumor Program Contact