Posts Categorized: Cancer

Bailey’s Journey at UPMC Children’s

Bailey Julian is avid hockey player at Hempfield Area High School where he had been playing since elementary school. A few times after a game or practice, his face was swollen and he had developed a little cough. After a chest x-ray showed fullness in the chest, he went in for an early morning CT… Read more »

Lending Hearts UP Street Program Supports Pediatric Oncology Program

When Vasso Paliouras’ baby sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2004 on the day after her 17th birthday, Vasso began a lifelong journey. At her sister’s side during treatment and eventually remission, she couldn’t help but think of other patients’ support systems, thoughts, lives, and feelings. She wanted to “lend her heart”… Read more »

A Reflection on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I don’t need a month to make me aware of Childhood Cancer. I wake up every morning and think of my precious son, Matt, and I am immediately aware that pediatric cancer has stolen not only my child, but 15 years later, is still taking far too many children… Read more »

Dr. Scott Maurer Social Media Takeover!

Today, Dr. Scott Maurer, pediatric oncologist and palliative care specialist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, took us on his daily routine here at Children’s…visiting patients, consulting with his team, playing hide and seek, and even witnessing a patient ringing the ceremonial bell after his final round of chemotherapy! Take a look at our… Read more »

A Champion for Children’s Hospital

Last week, Lance Hupkovich, the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Champion Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), and his family, boarded Delta Airlines to be greeted by Delta pilots in the cockpit. Lance was off to a great start of #ChildrensHospitalsWeek week in Orlando, Florida. Once again, a large crowd chanting, “Lance” greeted Lance as he walked off… Read more »