Childhood Cancer Awareness Month  :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we treat close to 400 new oncology patients per year with a form of childhood cancer. Our Hematology/Oncology/BMT physicians and researchers are currently involved in over 274 different studies and enrolling patients in 52 open studies to find out more about the biology of childhood cancer, but we will not stop until every child is cancer free. Visit this section throughout the month of September and help us increase awareness of childhood cancer throughout our entire community.

During the month of September:

  • Join our Facebook Chat on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST with Dr. Cripe and our cancer team.
  • Be sure to keep an eye on our YouTube channel for new videos in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
  • Check out the AEP building to see it lit up in gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month September 22-28.
  • Donate to fight Pediatric Cancer. Only 3% of all cancer research funding goes to pediatric cancer research.
  • Read our Childhood Cancer Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Take a look at our Infographic and see just how serious childhood cancer is for so many children!
  • Check out our Pinterest Board for information, videos, and stories about kids living with cancer.

Meet Our Patients

Our patients, whether in their infant years or becoming teenagers and facing high school, all know that our cancer team is standing behind them with full support, looking forward to the ringing of the milestone bell for each and every child in our Hematology, Oncology and BMT unit.

Meet Faith

Persistent cold and flu symptoms had Faith and her parents making frequent trips to the doctor. After three weeks of various diagnosis and multiple medications, her parents brought her to the hospital where she ended up spending a week undergoing multiple tests, however the tests came back inconclusive. Faith went home and was feeling better for a couple weeks, but then started falling down and bruising very easily and complaining of headaches. Watch Faith's story below:

Crush Kids Cancer

Hematology, Oncology and BMT Clinical Trials

Nationwide Children's has almost 200 clinical trials underway to determine the safety and effectiveness of drug treatments in children, and is continuing to partner with leading researchers and companies around the world to help improve the outcomes of children with cancer.

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