Children’s Leukemia of America Fund supports Yale’s Fight Against Cancer
January 17th, 2013 by Brian Maiorana
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Leukemia is a cancer that begins in blood-forming tissues of the body, such as bone marrow; the disease accounts for 30 percent of childhood cancer cases and is the chief cause of death by disease in children under 15.
The research and treatment of cancer is one of the single largest components of medical expenditures in the United States and funds are continuously needed to support the work of hospitals like the Smilow Cancer Hospital on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut as they help young patients with Leukemia and other types of cancer.
Children’s Leukemia of America Fund director Brian Maiorana had a chance to learn about the Pediatric Oncology program at Smilow; Brian found a multidisciplinary clinical team of physicians and advanced practice nurses with expertise in all aspects of care for children with cancer.
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Our donation to the Smilow cancer center also help provide support services from the Yale Child Study Center, which provides social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists, to work with patients and their families on the psycho-social difficulties that struggling with Childhood Leukemia and other forms of cancer often brings. These services include home visits to gravely ill children, counseling parents on their rights to have special services from the public school system, and support groups for siblings and parents of children with leukemia.
The Children’s Leukemia of America Fund is proud to be able to contribute to the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale University. We look forward to continuing our support of their tremendous efforts in researching children’s leukemia as well as treating the kids afflicted with the disease.