Posts Categorized: Cancer

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 »

What a Difference 24 Months Can Make

By Micah Walton, father of Hannah Walton About two years ago, all seemed well as we were registering our 18-year-old daughter, Hannah, for college in Ohio where we live. She had not been feeling well, but we didn’t think it was anything that needed special medical attention.  That all completely changed when she had a… Read more »

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Patients and Doctor Help Give New Movie “The Fault in Our Stars” Authenticity and a Pittsburgh Flavor

By Peter Shaw, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC In a past blog post, I wrote about how the 70,000 or so 15- to 39-year-olds diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States can fall between the cracks of the current… Read more »

Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with Cancer Need Specialized Care

By Peter Shaw, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC The ages of 15 to 25 are a difficult time in anyone’s life: you are physically and emotionally still maturing, in the midst of school or working, and most importantly, just trying to… Read more »