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.
Published on: 11/11/2016
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, hosted a Mini Relay for Life on-campus November 10, 2016. The event celebrates people who have battled against cancer, as well as remembering those loved ones lost. Together, 6 teams raised $7,781.38 total which will support pediatric canceer research. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is proud to help take action against a disease that has taken too much!
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.
For an 11-month-old boy in Denver, ingesting marijuana may have triggered a heart problem that ultimately led to his death, according to a recent report of the case.
If the report's hypothesis is true, the case would mark the first time a person has died from a marijuana overdose. But the findings are far from definitive — as a single case, the report cannot prove that marijuana exposure was actually the cause of the infant's death.