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Genomic Cancer Research Comes to CHOC Children’s
Physician Connection: Winter 2012
The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s has enrolled the first patients in a pilot study designed to determine the individual genome profile of a range of pediatric and young adult cancers in the hope of advancing new and more effective treatments for recurrent or refractory disease in this patient population.

Hyundai Gives $10 Million to Drive Customized Cancer Research
Change CHOC, Change the World Campaign Newsletter: Fall 2011
Construction of CHOC Children's new sevenstory hospital tower, designed to provide a flexible platform to serve this region now and into the future, stands more than 70 percent complete.

Adolescent Oncology Unit Opens
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2009
"Adolescence is such an important and healthy stage of life. For teens and young adults whose lives have been derailed by cancer, we are trying to recreate and provide an environment in which they can survive, gather strength and transition into adulthood." - Leonard Sender, M.D., Medical Director, CHOC Children's Cancer Institute

Adolescent Oncology Unit Opens
Physician Connection: Summer 2009
It's goodbye to jungle animals and pastel colors. The new Anaheim Ducks Wing on the CHOC Children's oncology unit is sporting a far more mature vibe.

"Lady Ducks" Fashion Show Benefits Creation of Adolescent Oncology Wing at CHOC
Children Our Everything: June 2009
In February, the "Lady Ducks" Fashion Luncheon, put on by the Anaheim Ducks wives and significant others, raised $98,000 for CHOC Childrens.

Cancer Institute Overview
Making a Mark: October 2008
About 10,000 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Tom and Marilyn Braly Support CHOC Oncology Program
Making a Mark: October 2008
Tom and Marilyn later surprised Dr. Sender with a gift of $100,000 to support CHOC?s oncology program and have continued their generosity with two more gifts totaling $65,000 for the AYA program.

Giving - Thank Yous
On The Mark: Fall 2008
Children?s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Breathmobile?, a fully equipped mobile asthma treatment unit, was awarded a $175,000 grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).

Bridging the Adolescents and Young Adults Cancer Gap
CHOC Articles: August 2008
Article written by Dr. Leonard Sender for HealthNewsDigest.com.

Better Planning for Life After Cancer
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2008
Thirty years ago, only 10 to 20 percent of children with cancer, all types combined, survived. Today, about 80 percent of all pediatric cancers are curable.

Have A Safe Summer!
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2008
Have you planned a vacation yet? At home or away, pack along these safety tips, advises CHOC Community Education Coordinator Michelle Lubahn.

Girl with inoperable brain tumor brings joy to others
On The Mark: Winter 2008
By any estimation, 7-year-old Cheyenne Broswell is a little girl with a big heart. Cheyenne enjoys baking cupcakes and pies for the staff at Children?s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and making blankets for children who have cancer. She even raised money to buy toys for CHOC?s Oncology floor playroom by selling handmade pictures door-to-door.

Physician Spotlight:
On The Mark: Winter 2008
With a warm smile and a calm demeanor, Ivan Kirov, MD, a pediatric oncologist at CHOC, gives hope and reassurance to families and children coping with some of the most aggressive types of cancer.

Hyundai Raises Awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research
CHOC Children's Annual Report: 2008
Thanks to generous donations from partners like Hyundai Motor America, CHOC and other children?s hospitals across the nation can continue to make progress in the fight against cancer.

New Outpatient Infusion Center Helps Kids Avoid Hospitalization
CHOC Children's Annual Report: 2008
Research has shown that treating children on an outpatient basis, whenever possible, can promote faster recovery times and enhanced well being. Now, thanks in part to a generous $1 million gift from the Dhont Family Foundation, CHOC patients requiring chemotherapy and other types of medications can receive their treatments on an outpatient basis, avoiding hospital admission and an overnight stay.

Making a Mark
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2007
Four years ago, a trip to the pediatrician's office became a turning point in the lives of the Torres family. Steve and Gina Torres took their youngest son Zachary, then age 2, in for what appeared to be a lingering cold. CHOC pediatrician Maureen Downes, M.D., ran a blood test during the office visit. When she saw the results, Zachary didn't go home that day - he went straight to CHOC.

Miraculous Recovery Gives Little Girl Second Chance at Life
Making a Mark: October 2007
They?ll never forget the date?May 22, 2006. That was the day Patrick and Bridget Colby watched as their 2-yearold daughter Sophia bravely fought for her life. As Sophia lay in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with 19 intravenous pumps hooked up to her little body, her heart stopped beating five separate times.

A Message from Dr. Minon
Making a Mark: October 2007
As Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at CHOC, it is my pleasure to provide the message for this issue of Making a Mark, which discusses research at CHOC.

CHOC Research Institute at the Forefront of Clinical Research
Making a Mark: October 2007
Forty years ago, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) had a cure rate of only 4%; today, the cure rate is 94%. Thanks to years of progressive research, scientists were able to turn the tide, resulting in more children surviving ALL and other childhood diseases than ever before.

Hugs from Shaun Foundation Honors Teen Shaun Tanner
Making a Mark: October 2007
Seventeen-year-old Shaun Tanner was the typical all-American boy. He attended high school in Huntington Beach, where he won numerous sports and inspirational awards and earned the nickname ?the Tank.?

CHOC Oncology Adds Adolescent Wing
Physician Connection: Fall 2006
The CHOC Cancer Institute is adding a new $2.5 million, six-bed wing to the existing oncology unit to better accommodate the needs of adolescents with cancer.

Family Hosts Two Blood Drives At CHOC
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2006
Cancer patients like Paige frequently need blood products because chemotherapy targets healthy cells as well as the cancerous ones, inhibiting the body's ability to produce its own blood cells.

Summer Safety - Melanoma Begins in Childhood
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2005
Did you know melanoma, the most common and deadliest form of skin cancer, is linked to excessive sun exposure during childhood?

Research News
Physician Connection: Spring 2005
Despite all of the media coverage during the past year's presidential campaign and the passage of Proposition 71 in California, there remains a great deal of misunderstanding about stem cells.

Rainbow Room is Latest Phase of Palliative Care at CHOC
Physician Connection: Spring 2005
The only hospital room of its kind in Orange County, and possibly Southern California, the "Rainbow Room" quietly opened on the CHOC Hematology/Oncology Unit in November.

News from the CHOC Cancer Institute
Physician Connection: Fall 2004
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted approval to the CHOC Cancer Institute.

Life After Cancer:
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2004
After undergoing cancer treatment twice at CHOC when she was a small child, Mary Beth Murray, now 21, has been cancer-free for almost 15 years. Courtney Cheney, 18, finished her last chemotherapy session at CHOC just a little over two years ago.

CHOC Institutes Offer Expert Care
Kid's Health (Archive): Summer 2004
Children with neurological disorders, congenital heart conditions or cancer need expert, specialized care. The CHOC Institutes offer a level of leading-edge care that is unparalleled anywhere else in Orange County, from state-of-the-art diagnostic services to the full spectrum of treatment alternatives.

Pediatric Robotic Surgery Now Available at CHOC
Physician Connection: Winter 2004
Pediatric surgeon Mustafa Kabeer, M.D., is bringing the robotic surgery program he initiated at Children's Hospital of Michigan to CHOC.

CHOC Patients Depend on Community Blood Donations
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2004
CHOC's Blood and Donor Services provides the community with a special opportunity to help critically ill patients at CHOC with much need blood donations.


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