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UVa. Children's Hospital Offering New Treatment Program


Jan. 9, 2014

The University of Virginia Cancer Center and UVa. Children's Hospital will soon offer additional treatment options to pediatric cancer patients through a new early-stage clinical trials program.

The program is funded through a $50,000 grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which is devoted to raising money for childhood cancer research.

"It spans over the course of a year, and so we'll be developing this programs over these several months and opening multiple multi phase trials for our patients and hoping to really help out a lot of the children, not only in our local area but in this region by offering these cutting edge therapies as part of these early phase trials,' Dr. William Petersen Jr. said.

The grant money will support the hiring of a nurse clinician and a clinical research assistant to help care for patients in these trials.


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