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Diagnosis & Treatment

MMCP provides the most advanced technology and techniques for the care and treatment of young cancer patients for medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation therapy. We offer a full range of diagnostic resources available at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital (BBCH), including:

  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technology including PET/CT and MR spectroscopy, and a world-class team of radiologists to read and interpret results.
  • A full-range of specialized anatomic and clinical pathology services, including Maine’s only hospital-based, on-site molecular diagnostics lab; this capability not only aids in early cancer detection and diagnosis, but also enables more targeted and personalized cancer treatments.
  • Maine Medical Center’s 10-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) that provides tertiary referral and advanced care from a full team of intensivists, subspecialists, and critical care nurses.
  • The most current interventions, agents, and methods of pain management to help improve each child's care and quality of life.

The team at the MCCP treats all types of childhood cancers, including:

  • Leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), also called acute myeloid leukemia
  • Brain tumors
  • Sarcoma (cancerous tumors involving the bones and soft tissues)
  • Lymphoma, including Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Retinoblastoma (a malignant tumor of the retina)
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Neuroblastoma