Pediatric cancers consist of a wide variety of tumors arising in children involving nearly every organ of the body. Over 50% of the 9,800 cases of childhood cancers diagnosed each year in the United States are leukemias or brain tumors. Other pediatric cancers include Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Wilm’s tumor, Ewing’s sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and retinoblastoma. Many of these tumors are extremely uncommon.
ROA has been the primary radiation treatment center for the pediatric population in Northern Virginia for over a decade. ROA is the largest radiation oncology practice in the Washington, D.C. area. We are large enough that our doctors are specialized with expertise in particular cancer types, treatments, and even ages. Dr. Avani Rao, Dr. Samir Kanani, Dr. Kevin Choe, and Dr. Michael Eblan lead our team of specialists who work closely with the pediatric teams at National Children’s Medical Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children to provide the highest quality radiation treatment for our pediatric patients. Through participation in multidisciplinary clinics and tumor boards with pediatric oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, and neurocognitive experts, our pediatric radiation program provides comprehensive care with consideration and input from all of the important pediatric specialties before each recommendation is made. Dr. Rao, Dr. Kanani, Dr. Choe and Dr. Eblan are members of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and we offer radiation treatment on all of their pediatric cancer protocols.