Tag "Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute"

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In the United States, there are approximately 100,000 individuals living with sickle cell disease and millions of people worldwide. Our team of sickle cell experts treats nearly 300 children – providing care from › Continue Reading

When my son Kelly was younger, he spent a lot of time with my sister and her family, especially in the summer months. He looked up to his Uncle Allen and cousins and always wanted to do what they did. › 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

In 2009, Mitch Stone was 11 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He went through very aggressive treatments at Cincinnati Children’s. During his journey, he was “adopted” by the University of Cincinnati Football team. From that relationship, the › Continue Reading

Jaidon Robinson, 6, is asking for prayers in his fight against cancer. The young boy is fighting diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Heather Bryant, the young boy’s mother, said the family feels blessed to have so many people across the country › Continue Reading

The Children’s Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation program at Cincinnati Children’s is giving patients in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute the option to preserve reproductive tissue to give patients a better chance of having children later in life. “We › Continue Reading

When walkers register for Cincinnati Walks for Kids each year, they become a part of the medical center. The funds raised by walkers can be designated to a specific part of the hospital, or can be directed to the greatest › Continue Reading

Devon Still and Carlos Dunlap of the Cincinnati Bengals visited Cincinnati Children’s on Tuesday, September 1 to visit patients fighting cancer and bring dinner to families in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute. Still started the Still Strong Foundation to › Continue Reading

Troopers with Indiana State Police and deputies with the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department made the three hour trek to visit the Ronald McDonald House to see 10 year-old Cincinnati Children’s patient Drew Dorsett. Drew is receiving treatment for leukemia and › Continue Reading

  U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were released today for 2015-2016, and Cincinnati Children’s has been named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country for the fifth year in a row. Cincinnati Children’s programs › Continue Reading

Lauren Hill’s and Leah Still’s recent battles with pediatric cancer and their successful fundraising campaigns for cancer research at Cincinnati Children’s have drawn attention to the hospital’s pediatric cancer programs. The hospital’s Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute is one of › Continue Reading

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s determined how to reduce false alarms on patients’ heart monitors by nearly 80 percent, which could help save lives. “With fewer false alarms, the staff can address significant alarms more promptly,” said Dr. Christopher Dandoy of › Continue Reading

Sales of Devon Still’s Cincinnati Bengals jersey have raised more than $1 million  since his daughter Leah began her fight against neuroblastoma, and proceeds are being donated to Cincinnati Children’s Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute. The money will help researchers learn more about › Continue Reading

Last night, I had the privilege of helping Cincinnati Children’s President and CEO, Michael Fisher, accept a check for more than 1.3 million dollars from the Cincinnati Bengals. This charitable gift was the result of an unprecedented sale of Devon › Continue Reading

Like many four-year-olds, my daughter recently started attending preschool. It’s an exciting milestone for any parent, but for me, it was an achievement that I wasn’t certain my daughter Khloe would attain. That’s because Khloe has bilateral retinoblastoma, which is › Continue Reading

A research team led by scientists at the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) at Cincinnati Children’s reported in Nature Medicine that repurposing anti-depressant medication may help combat one of the most common brain cancers in children, medulloblastoma. The repurposed medication › Continue Reading

Eight cancer research projects at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have been awarded grants totaling $290,000. The grants from the Loveland-based nonprofit group CancerFree KIDS are to be presented June 4 to researchers who work in the Cancer and Blood › Continue Reading

The senior editor of Healthcare Design took a recent tour of the newly renovated Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s.  And she was blown away. Take a tour with her by reading this article.  Be sure to toggle through the › Continue Reading

Recently at Cincinnati Children’s, a four-year-old boy donated his bone marrow to his little sister. The self-proclaimed “Marrow Man” knew that she need it to make her feel better. Two-year-old Samatha has a blood disorder and needed the bone marrow › Continue Reading

Liz Lolthrop and Joel Brown have a lot in common.  They’re the same age, live in Mason, and both have cancer. They met at Cincinnati Children’s when Joel was admitted in October of 2008. Now they’re both in Cincinnati Children’s › Continue Reading

For the third consecutive year, Cincinnati Children’s is ranked third overall in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking.  And, for the first time, the hospital was ranked number one in › Continue Reading

It’s a three-peat! U.S. News & World Report announced their Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today, and we are honored to be named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country, for the third year in a row. In addition to › Continue Reading

With more than 1,100 jobs to fill, hiring has picked up considerably this year at Cincinnati Children’s. Julia Abel, senior director of employment at Cincinnati Children’s, says two years ago the hospital averaged 600 to 700 job openings at any › Continue Reading

Much like cities and towns connected by highways and streets, the neurons in our brains are connected by nerve fibers called dendrites and axons. Neurons are supported by other neural cells called astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s are › Continue Reading

Researchers in a study led by Cincinnati Children’s have overcome a major challenge to treating brain diseases. The findings will allow the development of drugs that can be tested for other brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, according to Dao Pan, PhD, › Continue Reading