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July Patient of the Month: Lacy

Meet our July Patient of the Month, Lacy. Lacy was only 2 years old when her parents noticed that something was wrong. They took her to various doctors to try to find what could be the cause, Lacy had an 8 cm. tumor in her brain, occupying most of the lower part of her head.


June Patient of the Month: Bi'Yanie

At a young age, Bi’Yanie was diagnosed with sickle cell, a blood disorder that causes the cells to take on a crescent or sickle shape and can lead to very painful episodes called crises. Today, Bi’Yanie is getting stronger by the day, thanks to the bone marrow transplant she received at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.


September patient of the month: Juan Pablo

When he and his family were still living in Venezuela, Juan Pablo was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer. Watch Juan Pablo’s story and help us raise awareness throughout the month of September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.


MCHF5K Hero: Raquel

At just 16 years old, Raquel was diagnosed with Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She first noticed something was wrong in the summer of 2015 when she realized she had swollen glands behind her ear.


Sydnie & Tenille's Success Stories

Sydnie and Tenille are two teenagers who at first glance look very different from each other. They’re a year apart in school and have completely opposing styles, but they have one thing in common; they both have sickle cell disease. To view their inspiring stories, visit


I Will Survive Bald, Brave, Beautiful®

Grammy Award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor rewrote the words of her iconic song I Will Survive in support of the Bald, Brave, Beautiful® project at Miami Children's Hospital. Additionally, Gaynor visited Miami Children's Hospital to record this song and music video to help spread the word that "kids and chemo should not go together." Donate now to help find a cure and provide hope to children with cancer:


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Miami SuperHeroes Unite!

The Cancer & Blood Disorders Center Team came together at the Miami SuperHeroes Unite! Walk hosted by CureSearch.


The Children's Bereavement Center Steps for Healing 5K

Team Nicklaus Children's Hospital raised $2,775 for the Children's Bereavement Center Steps for Healing 5K which took place on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Zoo Miami.


Cancer Center's Mini Relay for Life

Nicklaus Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center hosts mini Relay for Life event to honor all those touched by cancer. Thank you to all the patients and families who joined us this evening.


Sickle Cell Family Reunion 2016

Patients treated by the Sickle Cell Comprehensive Center at Nicklaus Children’s reunited with hospital care team for a day of fun at Action Town Florida, an indoor entertainment facility with many attractions for kids of all ages. 


Cancer Survivor's Day 2016

In honor of Cancer Survivor's Day, Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provided our patients and families a day of fun at Zoo Miami.


Skin Cancer Screening

May was Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The department of Dermatology at Nicklaus children's Hospital provided a free skin cancer screening to the community (adults and children) on May 25, 2015.


Cancer Center's Holiday Party 2015

Children being treated by the Cancer Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and their families took part in a holiday celebration.


National Cancer Survivors Day 2015

Patients and their families spent a fun-filled day at the Miami Seaquarium yesterday in celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day! The event was sponsored by Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Live Like Bella Foundation.


Families Celebrate Life at Second Annual Sickle Cell Family Reunion

Patients treated at Miami Children’s Hospital’s (MCH) Sickle Cell Comprehensive Care Center came together for a day of fun at Zoo Miami on Saturday, September 6th.


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A Second Chance for Patients in Need of a Bone Marrow Transplant

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Center has successfully transplanted bone marrow from a mother who is only a half match donor to her young daughter utilizing a technique that requires specialized doses of chemotherapy prior to and after the transplant. Nicklaus Children’s is one of the few pediatric programs to offer the technique.


Nicklaus Children's Moves Patients into its New Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion

The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, a six-story, state-of-the-art bed tower now houses the hospital's three intensive care units, the neurology-neurosurgery unit and a cardiac intensive care unit, among other enhancements.


Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

Eight subspecialty programs of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, are again ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2016-17 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, posted online today. 


Sixty-one Physicians on Nicklaus Children's Hospital Medical Staff Make Prestigious 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America® List

Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. 


Miami Children's Hospital Recognized for Quality in Bone Marrow Transplant Care

Florida Blue has recognized Miami Children’s Hospital with a Blue Distinction Center® designation for delivering high quality bone marrow transplant care as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program.


Miami Children’s Hospital’s Bone Marrow Transplant Program Once-Again Awarded FACT Accreditation

FACT is an internationally-recognized accrediting body for hospitals and medical institutions offering stem cell transplant, and indicates the accredited institution has met the most rigorous standards in every aspect of stem cell therapy.


Child with Bone Cancer Receives Generous Holiday Gift

7-year-old Broward girl received a wonderful Christmas gift, amidst adversity.


Regional Medical First Gives Fresh Hope to Family of Eight-Year-Old Girl with Recurrent Cancer

The girl has been in the care of Miami Children’s since 2006 and has undergone a series of treatments for a recurrent form of cancer in her abdomen called rhabdomyosarcoma.


Cancer Patients from Miami Children's Hospital Celebrate the Holidays at Annual Celebration

Cancer patients from Miami Children’s Hospital and their families celebrated the holiday season at the Cancer Center’s Annual Holiday Party.


Miami Children's Hospital Cancer Center Receives Approved Cancer Program Recognition

The Miami Children’s Hospital Cancer Center has been awarded approved cancer program status after an in-depth survey by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer.


Miami Children's Hospital Cancer Center Gets A Boost From Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez

Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez presents a $15,000 check to young patients and members of the Miami Children’s Hospital Cancer Center medical team. Commissioner Gimenez’s donation will help to further research studies in finding a cure for pediatric cancer.


Enrique Escalon, MD Appointed Cancer Liaison Physician for Miami Children's Hospital Cancer Center

Enrique Escalon, MD, Director of the Miami Children's Hospital Cancer Center, has been appointed to a three-year term as Cancer Liaison Physician in affiliation with the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.


The Cancer Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Take an in-depth look at the pioneering treatments and compassionate care provided at Nicklaus Children's Cancer Center.

Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Transplants


Recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer


Accredited by the Foundation for the Accrediation of Cellular Therapies (FACT)

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