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Peter J. Houghton, PhD, Appointed Director of the Center for Childhood Cancer at The Research Institute
Peter J. Houghton, PhD, will lead the next wave of cancer research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as director of the Center for Childhood Cancer at The Research Institute.

Researchers Say Children Find Ways to Cope with Cancer
More than 12,000 children under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer each year. Although these children and their parents undergo a tremendous amount of stress during this time, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that most children are able to cope with their diagnosis without experiencing high levels of depression or anxiety.

Board Member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Receives National Leadership Award From Peers - March 2007
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society honored one of its board members, Marcie Rehmar Rogell, with a National Leadership Award, at a special awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, March 18, 2007. Rogell, an advocate for pediatric health education, was recognized for more than two decades of service to the Society.

A Legislative Legacy - The Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008
Almost a decade after her 9-year-old daughter, Caroline, succumbed to cancer, U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce has seen the bill she wrote for expanded research of childhood cancer pass the House and the Senate be signed into law by the president.

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