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Oncology and Haematology

National and international reference centre in child cancer and rare haematological illnesses.

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Oncology and Haematology Department is the national reference centre of for the treatment of developmental cancer and an international reference centre for determined types of tumours.

We are specialists in treating all manner of child cancers:

neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, musculoskeletal tumours (sarcomas), brain tumours, including brain stem gliomas, histiocytosis, kidney tumours, leukaemia and lymphomas.

We use the innovative therapy

We achieved the significant progress in the cancer´s treatment


We perform a molecular evaluation of the tumour to determine if it requires aggressive post-surgery treatment. We are one of the centres in Europe to apply anti-GD2 immunotheraphy.


We apply localised chemotherapy to the tumour by means of intra-arterial chemotherapy. We are the only centre which can offer intra vitreous therapy with virus in a clinical study.

Musculoskeletal tumours

We apply reconstruction techniques to the affected limb, with bone material from patients themselves or from a donor, to avoid amputation.

We also treat rare haematological illnesses:

More about our specialties

At the forefront of knowledge

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is able to offer all techniques for molecular diagnosis and disease prognosis to our patients, while working to develop new, more effective and less aggressive therapies for children suffering from cancer.

Read more about research

Every year we treat nearly 2,000 children and adolescents with all kinds of developmental cancer, of whom 250 are new patients at the Hospital.

Our outcomes

Retinoblastoma in advanced stages
Eye preservation rate
Focal cerebral tumour
Survival rate
Localised Ewing's sarcoma
Cure rate
Localised osteosarcomas
Cure rate
Douglas tripped over things before, I had to guide him, not anymore. He goes to the park, plays and there is no need to give him a hand
Katherine, mother of Douglas, patient with retinoblastoma
Immunotherapy has allowed us to see how our child continues to grow
The mother of Ivan
In this video, María, the mother of Luis Fernando, recalls her experience at our hospital and Dr Jaume Mora tells us about the treatment he administered to this patient
In this video, Jukeiver’s father explains to us his experience at our hospital, and Dr Jaume Catalá tells us what treatment he administered to this patient

Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona

A comprehensive centre for the benefit of children and adolescents with cancer.


How to get your child admitted to SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital