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New Innovation in the AYA Cancer Movement: The Future Is Here
January 15, 2014
SAYAO held their first annual conference at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), in partnership with the Hyundai Cancer Institute at the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).
Advances in the Young Adult Cancer Movement: Why Sayao Is a Big Deal
December 16, 2013
SAYAO was envisioned and developed under the leadership of Dr. Leonard Sender, a pediatric and adult Hematologist/Oncologist.
The Future of the AYA Cancer Movement: A Chat With Dr. Leonard Sender
December 03, 2013
Dr. Sender is regarded as one of the leading advocacy pioneers of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology movement
Conference addresses broad aspects of adolescent and young adult cancer treatment
September 12, 2013
An upcoming conference co-hosted by the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s will address the nuances of caring for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Dr. Leonard Sender to Appear on American Health Journal on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m.
July 25, 2013
CHOC Children’s and World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation Join Forces to Raise Awareness – and Funds - for Pediatric Cancer
June 19, 2013
CHOC Children’s has partnered with World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation in a nationwide effort to raise awareness – and funds - for pediatric cancer through the award-winning feature film, “Ways to Live Forever,” which opens in select U.S. theaters this July 19th.
Dr. Geetha Puthenveetil to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, December 27th at 12:30 p.m.
December 19, 2012
Boy's close call with cancer spurs 'Day of Giving'
September 06, 2012
Doctors at Children's Hospital of Orange County did emergency surgery to relieve pressure on Chase's spinal cord.
Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s is First to Utilize Illumina’s RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing Service For Cancer Study
August 13, 2012
As part of a pilot study designed to advance personalized treatment for children and teens battling recurrent cancer, the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s is the first organization to utilize Illumina’s RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing (RapidTrack WGS) service for cancer samples.
CHOC Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals
June 05, 2012
CHOC Children’s has been ranked as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Specifically,CHOC ranked in the following specialties: Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; and Urology.
'Miraculous' Find May Solve Murrieta Boy's Ailment
May 08, 2012
The umbilical cord blood donated by the mother of 9-year-old Ricky Martinez at birth was located through a national database search. Doctors will insert it in hopes of restoring his immune system from severe aplastic anemia.
More than 80 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are named "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association.
CHOC Children's Ranked Among Nation's Top Pediatric Facilities
May 17, 2011
CHOC Children's is ranked in eight specialties by U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals survey.
CHOC Children's Dr. Leonard Sender Named Editor-in-Chief of Groundbreaking Journal Focused On Providing Care For Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients
May 13, 2011
Leonard Sender, M.D., Medical Director of CHOC Children's Cancer Institute, Helps Launch Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
March 17, 2011
Dr. Leonard Sender, Medical Director of the CHOC Children's Cancer Institute, is adding the role of Editor-in-Chief of a new journal to his Curriculum Vitae. The Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology will launch in April 2011.
CHOC Children’s Announces 2011 Campaign Ambassador
February 05, 2011
CHOC Children’s proudly announces 13-year-old cancer patient Tommaso “Tommy” Conforti as the 2011 CHOC Children’s Campaign Ambassador. Tommy was selected as one of three finalists through an application process, before securing the community’s support (and the most votes) through online voting. In his role as Ambassador, Tommy will represent CHOC and share his personal experience at various events, helping to engage the community in the “Change CHOC, Change the World” campaign.
CHOC Follies XIII Raises More Than $800,000 For CHOC Children's
April 08, 2010
After singing and dancing for packed houses, nearly 100 of the county's most prominent business, civic and society leaders helped raise more than $800,000 for CHOC Children's.
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Wing Opens at CHOC Children's Hospital
June 08, 2009
The wish of a teen cancer patient and the promise by his physician are being realized with the opening of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Wing at CHOC Children's Hospital
CHOC Children's Joins Excell Pivotal Study For Leukemia And Lymphoma Patients As Only Pediatric Site On West Coast
February 11, 2009
CHOC Children's is the only pediatric site for the ExCell study on the West Coast. The pivotal registration study is testing the safety and efficacy of StemEx, a potential alternative transplantation option for adolescents and adults with leukemia, lymphoma and other high-risk hematological malignancies, who are unable to find an adequately matched, bone marrow donor.
Ralphs and Food 4 Less Funds Donate $25,000 to CHOC Children's
December 18, 2008
The Ralphs and Food 4 Less Funds, the philanthropic organizations for supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less, donated $25,000 in support of The CHOC Children's Cancer Institute Adolescent and Young Adult Program.
CHOC Cancer Institute Awarded Approval with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
August 06, 2008
The Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Cancer Institute was awarded full approval with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. CHOC is the only children’s hospital in the state, and one of only 11 pediatric cancer programs in the nation to receive CoC approval.
Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation Donates $25,000 to Children's Hospital of Orange County's Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Program
May 05, 2008
The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation donated $25,000 in support of Children's Hospital of Orange County's (CHOC) Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Program.
Children's Hospital of Orange County Opens Family-Centered Outpatient Infusion Center
April 21, 2008
The new, 6000-square-foot facility, which also includes a recreation therapy area, a dedicated child life specialist, and televisions, DVD players and PlayStations at each infusion station to encourage the healing power of play, provides a dedicated center for pediatric patients to receive infusions and procedures without having to be admitted to the hospital.
Children's Hospital of Orange County's Cancer Patients Throw Pies at Doctors and Nurses
April 10, 2006
Patients toss pies at doctors and nurses for $100,000 donation.
Basking in life's last days - Camie, 16, plans her funeral and a legacy for other cancer patients.
December 02, 2004