Tag "pediatric cancer"

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

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

Avi Newhouse, 12, is in remission for cancer, but his weakened immune system makes commercial travel impossible. He needed help getting from his home in New York to Cincinnati Children’s for treatment. Thanks to the Corporate Angel Network and Procter › Continue Reading

Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old Mount St. Joseph basketball player diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and treated at Cincinnati Children’s, died on Friday, April 10. The Cincinnati Enquirer collected a number of tributes to her. See the tributes at Cincinnati.com, › Continue Reading

Cancer is the number one killer of children. About 10,000 children will be diagnosed this year. But only about 4 percent of the $4.79 billion federal cancer research budget goes to pediatric illness. As a result, more moms and dads › Continue Reading

The Cure Starts Now Foundation has awarded Dr. Rachid Drissi in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s a $100,000 grant for use in researching DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) , the brain cancer that Mount St. Joseph basketball player Lauren › Continue Reading

Reef Carneson, 6, and his family have traveled from California to Cincinnati to be treated at Cincinnati Children’s for  graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a rare cancer. Ryan Carneson, Reef’s father, spoke of his son’s medical team at Cincinnati Children’s: “We’re able › Continue Reading

This is the story of a family’s journey to find a cure for their son’s rare form of cancer – a journey that brought them to Cincinnati Children’s where Dr. Jim Geller provided treatment the boy couldn’t find elsewhere. This › 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

Tomorrow evening, the Cincinnati Bengals will present a check for more than a million dollars to Cincinnati Children’s to fund new pediatric cancer research. It is the hand-off of money that was raised selling my No. 75 jerseys and the › Continue Reading

Lauren Hill, a freshman at Mount St. Joseph University who has brain cancer in the form of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), will get her wish of playing in her first NCAA women’s basketball game. Part of the fundraising proceeds › Continue Reading

CancerFree KIDS, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit that supports pediatric cancer research projects needing funding, has provided significant funding to Cincinnati Children’s and is calling for a continued discussion of the need for more. Ellen Flannery, co-founder of CancerFree KIDS, said her organization › Continue Reading

Former Penn State and current Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his pro team are running a campaign called Help The Bengals Sack Pediatric Cancer, through which supporters can donate to Cincinnati Children’s and another children’s hospital each time › Continue Reading

The Cincinnati Cancer Center granted $200,000 to five groups of staff researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati and UC Health. Their research work is aimed at discovering more about cancers of the breast, liver and brain, as well › Continue Reading

It’s called “Playdate with the Bearcats” and it’s a family-fun event where anyone can interact with University of Cincinnati athletes, the Bearcat Mascot and other volunteers.  Swimming, rock climbing and basketball are just some of the activities.  It all takes › Continue Reading

Today, Cincinnati Children’s was named one of Parents Magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Hospitals – number 3 to be exact! This is an honor for the medical center and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our more than › Continue Reading

Parents Magazine has ranked Cincinnati Children’s third among the best children’s hospitals in the country, according to the publication’s 10 Best Children’s Hospitals survey. Cincinnati Children’s also ranked among the top three hospitals nationally in six areas of pediatric subspecialty › Continue Reading

“Who are you walking for this year?” It’s a question you’ll hear asked frequently as we countdown to the 7th annual Cincinnati Walks for Kids on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Coney Island. As the walk coordinator, I get to hear › Continue Reading

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Cincinnati-area Hyundai dealers awarded Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to support the pediatric cancer research of Dr. Maureen O’Brien, who is currently working to identify new therapies that may help › Continue Reading