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The Gift of Life from Across the Seas

Jan 23, 2017

In April 2014 Keira Kilbane was given a chance at life. She was in need of a bone marrow transplant after her leukemia returned and no immediate family members were…

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Transfusions 101

Feb 2, 2016

What is a transfusion? And when does one receive a transfusion? A transfusion is the process of giving someone various blood components from a donor. Blood cannot be manufactured and…

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Infection in Cancer Patients

Sep 2, 2015

What is an infection? Infection is invasion of the body by disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, virus, and fungi. Ordinarily, a healthy immune system can effectively fight off these pathogens.…

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Aug 2, 2015

What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy are medicines that are often used to treat cancer. There are many different types of chemotherapy and these medicines work in a variety of ways to…

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Tribute to Children Battling Childhood Cancer

Jul 22, 2015

It has now been one year since our daughter, Keira passed away after battling leukemia most of her life. My husband and I decided to honor her memory and support…

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Jul 2, 2015

What is Leukemia? Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It usually develops in the bone marrow- the spongy tissue inside the bones. The bone…

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Clinical Trials

Jun 2, 2015

What is a clinical trial? Clinical trials are research studies which involve the participation of people. They are conducted after a lot of preliminary work has been done in the…

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May 5, 2015

What is Cancer Immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is a new class of cancer treatment that works to harness the innate powers of the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Immunotherapy works by…

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Infant ALL

Mar 15, 2015

What is Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)? Infant ALL is a relatively uncommon type of leukemia and occurs in children less than 12 months of age. It occurs in approximately…

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