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Recently the FDA approved a cancer treatment for kids and young adults that has been successful in clinical trials. It’s called CAR T-cell therapy, or chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy. I like to call it the Pac-Man for acute lymphocytic › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will soon be getting a newly-approved drug that uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Kymriah, also known as CAR T-cell therapy, takes a patient’s own immune cells and reprograms them to fight › Continue Reading

It took about 24 hours for the previous day’s events to truly sink into my seven-year-old son’s mind. I think the excitement – the pinch-yourself-is-this-really-happening kind of awe – was too much for him to believe in the moment. But › Continue Reading

Being told your child has cancer is a nightmare for anyone with children. On July 7, my 3-year-old son, Owen, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The first 24 hours were very surreal. I can remember physicians and nurses talking › Continue Reading