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Immunotherapy for Pediatric Leukemia Patients

In this podcast from UF Health’s MedCast, William Slayton, MD discusses Immunotherapy for Pediatric Leukemia Patients. He will tell us the story behind the current outstanding cure rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He will help us to understand the reasons why 10% of patients still relapse. He will examine the…

COVID-19 Update

Dear Patients and Families, On behalf of the University of Florida Pediatric Hematology/Oncology team, I would like to update you on the current COVID-19 situation. First and foremost, please know that our team is available for you and your child during this public health emergency. I hope all of you are doing…

Our own CMN ambassador

5-year-old Caden Buth loves singing, dancing and acting—but like a dinosaur or a robot. Any day spent having fun is how he would describe his best day, said Caden’s mom, Christina. When Caden was 4 weeks old, he continued to bleed severely after a surgical procedure.

STOP Children’s Cancer Foundation makes $1 million pledge

Stop Children’s Cancer, a Gainesville-based nonprofit organization, has made a five-year, $1 million pledge to help support UF Health Shands Hospital doctors take part in national collaborative studies and clinical trials, including one focused on improving the cure rates for children with osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma.

Cranes for a cure

2,000 hand-crafted origami cranes adorn the rafters of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Sebastian Ferrero Atrium. The Cranes for Cure Childhood Cancer display was created by the Joey’s Wings Foundation.