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Pediatric Oncology

When Children Die of Cancer

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Losing a child is one of the worst experiences a person can go through. The psychological research is consistent in finding that those who lose a child grieve for the longest, the most intensely, and with the most severe symptoms.

Unlocking the Secrets of Pediatric Cancers Can Help Doctors Treat Children and Adults

David A. Williams | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
David A. Williams

The fact that childhood cancer is, thankfully, a rare disease belies the fact that it is the leading cause of disease-related death in U.S. children, age 1-19.

Creating Work-life Balance As a Mother and Pediatric Oncologist

Rachel Brennan, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Rachel Brennan, M.D.

Managing the emotions that come with this job -- the highs and the lows -- is difficult, and was even before I had a daughter at home. Some nights, I hug my husband and my daughter extra tight.

The Worst Mother's Day Of My Life -- And What's Happened Since

Lisa Farrow Vaughan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farrow Vaughan

Every year in the beginning of May, I try to allow myself some space to mourn the loss of that pre-cancer life, the time when I could still try to rein in my anxiety and fears with a rational voice, when I could still comfort myself with statistics about the "rarity" of childhood cancer.

Medical No Man's Land: A 20-year-old Cancer Patient

Elise Frame | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

Nobody ever really expects to be diagnosed with cancer, but as a 20-year-old college student, I definitely wasn't prepared.

Pediatric Clinical Trials Model Optimization of the Caregiver Role

Tory Zellick | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

By necessity, pediatric specialists regularly interface with caregivers, because in the case of child patients, the caregivers are the parents or guardians.