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Pediatric Cancer Research In Charlotte

Levine Children's Hospital

Monday, September 15, 2014

Here's a sad statistic: Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children in the United States. In fact, 42 children are diagnosed with cancer every day. That's more than 15,000 a year. The good news is that the cure rate is increasing but treatments are often painful and toxic with long-term side effects. The other good news is that we have people in Charlotte working on cures right now. We meet a few. 

Dr. Paulette Bryant
- Pediatric hematologist-oncologist, Novant Health Blume Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Dr. Andrew Gilman - Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation of Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Children's Hospital

Brecka Putnam - Community Development and Ultimate Hike Manager, CureSearch for Children's Cancer

Meg McElwain - Founder, The Mitchell Bays Turner Pediatric Fund

Meg's blog:  Witness to a Miracle Giving Mitchell Back: Relapse Giving Mitchell Back: Letting Go