Pediatric Oncologic Surgery Survival rates for the children with cancer have dramatically improved over the past 3 years. Without a doubt the improvement is because of the multi-modal therapy administered to children who are suffering from cancer. The refinements in chemotherapy as well as the radiation therapy have been especially helpful. Often, surgery plays a crucial role in a child’s overall cancer treatment. At CHOP, our pediatric surgical oncology team consists of experts with extensive experience in various types of cancers, including neuroblastoma, brain and bone tumors, as well as other rare and hard-to-treat cancers. Because of the number of cases we see, our pediatric oncology surgeons have a true appreciation of the issues they may encounter during a complex surgery to resect a child's tumor. CHOP surgeons bring a perspective and level of expertise that can ultimately improve outcomes for our childhood cancer patients. Having this level of access to pediatric surgical oncology specialists within our own institution allows us to provide the best possible care for your child.