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As one of the few children’s hospitals in the world with extensive experience in desmoplastic small round cell tumors, MD Anderson’s Children’s Cancer Hospital offers patients and families personalized care for this rare and aggressive disease.

As one of the few children’s hospitals in the world with extensive experience in desmoplastic small round cell tumors, MD Anderson’s Children’s Cancer Hospital offers patients and families personalized care for this rare and aggressive disease.

DID YOU KNOW?

Every MD Anderson patient is assigned a patient advocate who services as a liaison between the patient and MD Anderson.

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A team of highly focused renowned physicians, including surgeons, oncologists and radiologists, as well as a specialized support staff of nurses, physician’s assistants and others follow your child from diagnosis through treatment.

Leading-edge care

DSRCT often is difficult to diagnose. The Children’s Cancer Hospital utilizes the most advanced technology and techniques to pinpoint the cancer. We are at the forefront of discovering new therapies to help manage DSRCT, including:

  • HIPEC (hyperthermic peritoneal perfusion with chemotherapy) which was pioneered at Children’s Cancer hospital, combines surgery with heated chemotherapy for a safe and often effective treatment. It has been shown to extend survival time in many patients.
  • Targeted therapies that help fight DSRCT at the cellular level

Treating the whole child

Children’s Cancer Hospital is designed just for children, with a full range of services and amenities that help make the child and family’s experience as comfortable as possible. We go beyond medical care to deliver a comprehensive experience that treats the whole child.

And, at Children’s Cancer Hospital, you’re surrounded by the strength of one of the nation’s top cancer centers.

Treatment at MD Anderson

DSRCT is treated in our Children's Cancer Hospital.

MD Anderson's Children's Cancer Hospital

Facts

Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about DSRCT, including how it starts and who's at risk.

DSRCT facts

Get the facts about DSRCT, including how it starts and who's at risk.

Did You Know?

The Learning Centers are free, on-site health libraries for our patients and families to get more information about cancer and cancer prevention. 

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

DSRCT symptoms

Diagnosis

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer. Learn what methods doctors use to diagnose DSRCT.

DSRCT diagnosis

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select a treatment plan based on the diagnosis and disease stage.

DSRCT treatments

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be
found anywhere else.
 

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about desmoplastic small round cell tumors in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos, news releases and more.

myCancerConnection

Talk to someone who shares your cancer diagnosis and be matched with a survivor.
 

Prevention & Screening

Many cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes and regular screening.
 

Counseling

MD Anderson has licensed social workers to help patients and their loved ones cope with cancer.