Posts Categorized: Cancer

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 »

Rain Can’t Put a Damper on the Weekend: AYA Oncology Program Trip to Seven Springs

It’s been over 10 years now since taking our Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program patients ages 15 to 20 for weekend getaways to a resort in the Poconos and then more recently to Seven Springs Mountain Resort. We just returned from the 2016 trip where 25 young adults and our six chaperones enjoyed… Read more »

Children’s Survivorship Team Wins $25,000 Award at Pitt Innovation Challenge

By Noelle Conover, Project Coordinator, SurvivorConnect, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC The Survivorship Clinic Team within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC recently competed in the latest Pitt Innovation Challenge (PinCh). PInCh is a competition designed to generate innovative solutions to challenging health problems in a fresh, exciting… Read more »