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The Cancer Program at MUSC Children's Health

The treatment of childhood cancers is different from adult cancers. Every child requires a pediatric care team that can meet his or her specific needs. At MUSC Children’s Hospital, our pediatric specialists understand how cancer can affect a child's growing body and design care specifically for each child’s physical and emotional needs.

We have the expertise to help cure childhood cancer one family at a time. In addition to delivering leading-edge care, our pediatric cancer experts participate in laboratory and clinical research to develop safer and more effective therapies. When determining the best treatment, our team does everything possible to minimize the effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and other therapies on a child's development.

On The Horizon

Cancer patients typically experience the longest and most frequent stays in the hospital. The new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital is home to the state-of-the-art cancer unit on the top floor to give patients and families the best views of Charleston and the surrounding area.

Our patient families helped design features and amenities for the new facility. The modern unit has 16 inpatient beds, plus an outpatient clinic with both private and open-bay infusion areas. By housing both inpatient and outpatient care, it helps ensure seamless care during treatment with all caregivers in the same location.

Dr. Michelle Hudspeth with patient.
Dr. Michelle Hudspeth talking to a patient.

Pediatric Cancer Clinics and Programs

Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program

The MUSC Children’s Health BMT program is fully accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation for Cellular Therapy (FACT) and offers all types of transplantation including autologous and allogeneic (including related donors, unrelated donors, cord blood, and haploidentical).

Brain Tumor Program

The MUSC Brain Tumor Program offers a multi-disciplinary approach with specialists from pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, radiation oncology, and pediatric neurology. Rehabilitation services are coordinated seamlessly with clinical team support.

Hemophilia Clinic

At the MUSC Hemophilia Clinic, children are cared for by a pediatric hematologist, nurse coordinator, social worker, and physical therapist who develop a tailored plan of care with an emphasis on prevention.

The Lifespan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

At the Lifespan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, our multidisciplinary team plays an important role by helping patients and families understand sickle cell, manage it and guide them to community resources.

Follow-up After Cancer Treatment (FACT) Program

Started in 1995, FACT is comprehensive clinic for long-term cancer survivors that provides care and resources to reduce complications later in life.

Thrombosis Clinic

The Thrombosis Clinic pediatric specialists are experts in bleeding and clotting disorders and provide the most up-to-date treatments.

Vascular Anomalies

The vascular anomalies physicians, nurses and therapists provide a coordinated team approach for each child’s condition.

Pediatric Cancer Conditions We Treat

  • Brain tumors
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Osteogenic sarcoma
  • Rare tumors
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Wilms tumor

Why Choose MUSC Pediatric Cancer Center

  • South Carolina’s largest and most comprehensive pediatric cancer center
  • Ranked as a "best hospital" for pediatric cancer for the 3rd consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report
  • The only bone marrow transplant center in South Carolina
  • The leading referral center for young cancer patients in the state
  • Offers unique clinical trial opportunities through the Children’s Oncology Group, the Pediatric Blood Marrow Transplant Consortium, Beat Childhood Cancer and others.
  • The Darby Children’s Research Institute is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric research facility in the Carolinas and one of only about 20 in the country

Experimental and Alternative Therapeutics

The MUSC Children’s Experimental Therapeutics Program offers new, promising medicines and treatment methods for pediatric patients. We work closely with families to identify when a newly emerging therapy might benefit a child and which one is the best for his or her individual case. Treatment is delivered by an experienced team with specialized skills, following strict safety standards.

Clinical Trials and Research

At MUSC Children’s Hospital, our Children’s Oncology Group (COG) clinical trial team of scientist-physicians strives to develop new and better ways to care for children with cancer and blood disorders. COG has a network of more than 200 Hospitals and 5,000 healthcare professionals dedicated to finding answers and sharing results. Our division has more than 40 clinical Phase II and Phase III trials open for our pediatric patients. Often clinical trials provide the best access to the most advanced, leading-edge treatments.

Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Team

At MUSC Children’s Hospital, we provide comprehensive care to help children with cancer and other disorders live as comfortably as possible by preparing them for treatment, and managing and relieving symptoms and side effects of treatment.

Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists includes:

Cancer Services

Blood & Bone Marrow Transplant

The MUSC Children's Health Blood & Bone Marrow Transplant Program is the only one in S.C. - certified by Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

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MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital + Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion

10 McClennan Banks Drive

Charleston, SC 29425

Main: 843-792-2300

Cancer Care Beaufort

122 Okatie Center Boulevard North

122 Okatie Center Boulevard North

Okatie, SC 29909

Camp Happy Days

For over 40 years, Camp Happy Days' mission has been to offer support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families by providing cost-free, year-round programs, special events and access to crisis resources. Their goal is to improve the physical, emotional, and psychological health of the entire family facing pediatric cancer.

Camp Happy Days provides 14 year-round programs including Camp, Virtual Camp, Family Weekend, Counselor in Training Program, Family Financial Assistance, Family Events, Holiday Giving, Hospital Programming, Dream Dates, Doodlebug Programs, Pre-Teen Programs, Extreme Teen Weekends, Virtual Programming, Partnership Programs, and other activities that families can participate in throughout the year.

Be on the lookout for Camp Happy Days Programs Staff at Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital – Hematology Oncology on the 10th floor twice a month during Campy Happy Days' 'Happy Hospital Days' program.

To learn more about programs and to sign up, check out the Camp Happy Days website or contact the Programs Director: Catie Stallworth,, 843-937-1190.