Childhood cancer patients are surviving in greater numbers but often suffer later complications related to their treatments. A grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is enabling pediatric oncology fellow, Dr. Andrew Smitherman, to study how doctors can best care for survivors.
Diagnosed with stage 4 Ewing sarcoma on Labor Day of 2013, 14-year-old Philip Rawls’ life was turned upside down. Two years later—and nearly 18 months in remission—he sees hope in the research of pediatric oncologist, Dr. Ian Davis.
The Pediatric Palliative Care Committee has teamed up with the UNC Adult Palliative Care Service and the Perinatal Palliative Care Team for an “All Things Palliative at UNC” education, awareness and recognition exposition to be held on Oct. 20.
On Oct. 5, 2010, Trilon Estes was born with esophageal atresia, a rare congenital condition in which the esophagus does not connect to the stomach. Five major surgeries later, the boy from Wake Forest, North Carolina, is healthy and thriving.
Researchers from Norway visited the cancer center last week to learn firsthand about UNCseq, a clinical trial launched in 2011 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. In the trial, researchers use a profile of the genetic and molecular alterations in patients' tumors to try to identify targeted treatments for them.
UNC School of Medicine faculty head to Washington to support research cause.
On Sept. 16th, the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC celebrated their 1,000th pediatric cochlear implant patient – a little girl named Tatum Lanier, whose older brother received a similar device at the center in 2010.
For more than three decades, pediatric respiratory therapist Mark Hall served in the Army National Guard. He deployed all over the world and was mobilized to places on short notice. Thanks to the support he received at UNC Hospitals, his transitions were always seamless.
As this report from ABC11-WTVD commemorates, patients of UNC Hospitals' pediatric hematology-oncology can ring the newly gifted "victory bell" to mark the completion of their chemotherapy treatments—and the beginning of rest of their lives.
Fourteen-year-old star baseball player Liam Canard, of Raleigh, has been playing baseball throughout his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Yesterday, thanks to Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina, Liam received a gift that will help him hone his hitting while also taking his mind off his journey with cancer, and local media was there to cover it. View and read our wrap-up of media coverage, which includes Liam, his family, and pediatric hematologist-oncologist Dr. Patrick Thompson.
UNC Children's Dr. Craig Burkhart, a pediatric dermatologist, talks with ABC11-WTVD about the best ways to safely and effectively protect your family from sunburn and insect bites in the final weeks of summer.
Thirteen months ago, incoming Carolina freshman Colin Thompson was on his way home to Houston from summer camp when he was involved in a life-threatening accident and air-lifted to an Austin hospital. Today, he's an outpatient at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, and he's preparing to begin his college career.
Summertime means children are out of school and involved in activities that may lead to injury. But as WNCN reports with the help of UNC Children's trauma program director, Dr. Kim Erickson, and one N.C. Children's Hospital family, simple precautions can keep children safe and enjoying fun in the sun.
Two well-loved pediatric oncologists, Drs. Julie Blatt and Stuart Gold, have been named to Newsweek magazine's "Top Cancer Doctors" list for 2015.
When 4-year-old Phineas’s leukemia didn’t respond to conventional chemotherapy, his pediatric oncologist, Dr. Philip Roehrs, found him a clinical trial testing a groundbreaking new treatment called T-cell immunotherapy. Phineas, now 6, owes his life to that trial—and soon other North Carolina cancer patients will have access to T-cell immunotherapy trials at UNC.
The Krispy Kreme Challenge has partnered with Welzoo and Amazon Smile to promote America's most infamous fundraising race and raise money to support UNC Children's patients and their families.
For nearly 30 years, UNC Carolina Air Care has swooped in to provide life-saving support for thousands of adult and pediatric patients. Here we go behind the scenes with Heidi Allen, pediatric respiratory therapist, and follow her and her teammate, Jonathan Lewis, RN, on a high-energy story of pediatric air care.
Ten-year-old Ellie Stewart was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma in February. Her only plans for the summer were to finish her chemotherapy treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital. Then she received a surprise gift: tickets to attend Taylor Swift’s June 9 concert in Raleigh. Now Ellie has some memories to help carry her through.
The parents of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow issue a statement as their daughter is transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation program to continue her recovery.
Through the generosity of the Carolina For The Kids Foundation, the UNC Department of Pediatrics opened the UNC Children’s Primary Care Clinic on E. Franklin Street on July 13. The new clinic puts UNC’s general pediatric care in easier reach for patients and families and enables the expansion of pediatric specialty clinics at N.C. Children’s Hospital.