Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
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Pediatric Cancer Care

The Maine Children's Cancer Program (MCCP) at MaineHealth Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) provides the state’s most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment resources for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders.

Our team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric hematology/oncology physicians; certified pediatric oncology nurses; social workers and research associates. We use advanced diagnostic technology and extensive pediatric cancer resources to deliver care on par with the world’s leading children’s cancer hospitals

In addition to providing outstanding clinical care, the MCCP has a very strong research program. We are members of Children's Oncology Group - the leading childhood cancer research organization. MCCP’s active involvement in the group’s clinical research trials offers our patients access to the latest and best therapies.

Family Support & Resources

  • Guidance and support from pediatric-oncology social workers, specially trained to address the psycho-social needs of all family members throughout the child’s cancer journey
  • Convenient access to the Ronald McDonald House, a special place for families whose children are hospitalized or receiving medical treatment in the Portland area.

We care for young cancer patients with advanced diagnostic tools and evidence-based treatment protocols for medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation therapy.

  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technology including PET/CT and MR spectroscopy, and a world-class team of radiologists to read and interpret results
  • A full-range of specialized anatomic and clinical pathology services, including Maine’s only hospital-based, on-site molecular diagnostics lab
  • Dedicated pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) that provides tertiary referral and advanced care from a full team of intensivists, subspecialists and critical care nurses
  • The most current interventions, agents and methods of pain management to help improve each child's care and quality of life
  • MaineHealth Maine Medical Center is the only American College of Radiology accredited radiation therapy facility in Maine, and home to the state's only pediatric neurosurgeon
  • Innovative treatment therapies as a result of our participation in the Children's Oncology Group's clinical trials
  • Outstanding inpatient care at MaineHealth Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, the only children's hospital in Maine

We treat all types of childhood cancers, including: