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As more children with cancer are thriving into adulthood, they may now be ready to consider starting a family. Our Cancer Survivorship Center and Fertility Preservation Programs are poised to help cancer survivors navigate this process. There are many ways › Continue Reading

A dog is a girl’s best friend.  At least, Chevy was Katie’s best friend for a season.  Someone who showed up when life was at its worst.  When I had not seen her smile in weeks, Chevy brought her smile › Continue Reading

When a child first receives a cancer diagnosis, the news impacts the entire family. Everyone processes the experience differently, but typical reactions can include fear, shock, disbelief, guilt, confusion, anger and sadness. Our team in the Patient and Family Wellness › Continue Reading

Cancer in everyone – from infants to the elderly – is complicated. However, cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYA) presents a particularly unique set of challenges. This group, defined as 15-39 year olds, accounts for about five percent of › Continue Reading

I am a sentimental human.  Every so often, I’ll pull out these photo albums that my mom lovingly put together for me growing up.  They start with a baby girl with big brown eyes exploring her new world. Eventually, she › Continue Reading

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

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

Radiation exposure from medical tests is a hot topic in the news. While all of us are exposed to small amounts of radiation daily from sources such as the sun, the food we eat, and the buildings we live in, › Continue Reading

In the summer of 2011, my husband and I sat in an emergency room at Cincinnati Children’s and felt the floor fall out from under us. We knew something was wrong with our son Brodie, but we never expected to › Continue Reading

Here I am, taking in my first month of college at the University of Cincinnati and all I can say is wow, what a journey it has been getting here. Everyone my age has a story of how they got › Continue Reading

Proton therapy is a game changer for cancer treatment in kids and young adults. I’ve spent my entire career working with great teams of people who put their blood, sweat and tears into finding the best outcomes for kids with cancer. › Continue Reading

About 100 doctors and scientists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati, and UC Health recently gathered for a high-level strategy session that’s part of a concerted effort to obtain designation as a national cancer research center. › Continue Reading

When your child receives a cancer or blood disease diagnosis, it can be a stressful period of time. A lot of information has been given to you and sorting through it all can be overwhelming. The good news is that › Continue Reading

2-year-old Parker Loudermilk is fighting Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer that aggressively attacks soft tissues. Loudermilk and his family find strength and support in videos of people singing “Fight Song.” Learn more on WCPO.com and WLWT.com.

David Cheung walks onto the inpatient unit in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) just before 11 on a Monday morning, carrying a bag filled with school supplies marked “Braxton.” He finds Braxton’s room, peaks through the blinds to › Continue Reading

16-month-old Iyana Davis is battling a rare brain cancer that has spread to her spinal cord. Iyana’s parents, Beatrice Thomas and Isaac Davis, are hoping to raise enough money with the help of the community to buy a van to › Continue Reading

On Sunday, Sept. 27, the first March for Gold event took place to support children fighting cancer. The 2 mile walk and balloon release was started in honor of Taylor Grant, a 4-year-old battling neuroblastoma at Cincinnati Children’s. Read more › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Liberty Campus on July 31 to celebrate the expansion of its facility there to a full-service hospital.  The expansion features 30 additional inpatient beds and  a full complement of support services including: › Continue Reading

Two large pieces of Cincinnati Children’s new Varian ProBeam proton therapy system were delivered to the Liberty Campus on July 29. The two pieces form a cyclotron, which will more precisely target radiation at tumors, minimizing harm to surrounding tissue. › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is working to finalize a deal with UC Health to provide adult cancer care at the new Proton Therapy Center, scheduled to open at Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus in the winter of 2016-17. A major advantage of proton › Continue Reading

The tradition of Opening Day is a big deal in Cincinnati. The return of baseball is treated as a holiday and Reds fans celebrate accordingly. So when one local family couldn’t make the celebration downtown yesterday, they brought the celebration › Continue Reading

Nurses wear many hats as the saying goes, but never was this more apparent than during a “Love Your Melon” day party that a group of Cancer and Blood Disease Institute nurses recently threw for their patients. On March 11, › Continue Reading

So far, Lauren Hill’s efforts have raised more than $775,000 for The Cure Starts Now.  A telethon is taking place Tuesday, December 30, to help her reach her goal of raising more than $1 million. Lauren has DIPG, a rare and › Continue Reading

I’m Dr. Allison Aguado and am excited to join the interventional radiology team at Cincinnati Children’s. I earned my medical degree from Northwestern University, completed my residency in diagnostic radiology at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, and then completed › Continue Reading

In a video on Fox 19’s website, Dr. Todd Abruzzo, chief of Pediatric Interventional Neuroradiology at Cincinnati Children’s, discusses a new procedure to treat retinoblastoma (eye cancer) called intra-arterial chemotherapy that is used when conventional chemotherapy doesn’t work. He cites › Continue Reading