Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders


The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive care to children, teens and young adults with all types of childhood cancer, sickle cell disease, hemoglobinopathies and bleeding/clotting disorders, as well as those who require stem cell/bone marrow transplants.

Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders ranks in the top third of pediatric cancer centers in the United States in terms of the number of new cancer cases seen each year. On average, we care for 8 newly diagnosed children with cancer each month. About 30 percent of these patients have leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, and 25 percent are treated for brain tumors, the second major cause of cancer in children.

As a member of the prestigious Children’s Oncology Group (COG), we participate in the development of National Cancer Institute-approved treatment protocols and offer the most up-to-date cancer therapies. Our cancer program is one of only 12 “Pediatric Cancer Programs” in the country as verified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.