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Pediatric Cancer

“We spend a lot of time at the hospital, and events like this keep the kids entertained,” smiles Magin Amoia (not pictured), mother to 11-year-old Felicia Amoia. Felicia is enjoying decorating cookies at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Santa Monica. “Felicia has osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. We come here from Las [...]

By uclahealth • February 20, 2020

“Where are Santa’s reindeer?” wonders eight-year-old Arturo Hernandez. Santa Claus and the Santa Monica Fire Department visited patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

“Skye is a Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, or JMML pediatric cancer survivor,” reveals Talia Savren-McCormick, mother to four-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick.

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

When Luis Diaz was diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, he never imagined that his daughter would face a similar battle more than a decade later.

Luis’ daughter, Jazmine, then age 2, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones. [...]

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza • December 7, 2019

“It’s a really uplifting and rewarding job to be able to take patients who may not have any other option and offer a lifeline,” smiles Eliza Kolovos, pediatric stem cell and CAR T-cell transplant coordinator at UCLA Health.

By uclahealth • September 30, 2019

When 11-year-old Debbie Flores arrived for her first appointment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, she searched the room for a friendly face. Meeting for the first time, her eyes landed on Amy Bell, a pediatric oncology and hematology nurse.

Debbie, who was to undergo her first chemotherapy treatment for the pre acute lymphoblastic leukemia [...]

By uclahealth • September 20, 2019

Two UCLA doctors have received grants totaling $500,000 to fund research into treatments for pediatric cancer from Hyundai Hope On Wheels.

By uclahealth • September 18, 2019

“My daughter was born with three holes in her heart,” discloses Gregory Vahanian, a member of the Parents Advisory Council and UCLA Health. “After her second birthday, we woke up and she was unconscious. She was diagnosed with AML leukemia and we basically lived at the hospital for the next eight months. A few [...]

By uclahealth • August 19, 2019
Kenny Thomas is a one of our long-standing Dribble heroes! For someone so young, he has been a spokesperson for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and a vocal one at that! As a National Ambassador for Hyundai Hope On [...]
By uclahealth • October 15, 2018
Leone is four years old and loves to watch sports on TV with grandpa, when watching basketball or baseball, he will bounce a ball or swing the bat as the players do. Leone was diagnosed with Leukemia one year ago and had set backs, like six weeks at the UCLA [...]
By uclahealth • September 19, 2018