Pediatric Cancer

Offering a Lifeline

September 30, 2019

Offering a Lifeline

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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.

View full entry

Tags: CAR T-cell, CAR T-cell transplant, featured, National Marrow Donor Program, pediatric stem cell, transplant


Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

September 20, 2019

Pediatric Nurse Uses Her Own Cancer Experience to Forge Connection with Patient

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 she’d […]

View full entry

Tags: featured, nurses & staff, nursing, pediatric cancer, pediatrics


UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

September 18, 2019

UCLA Physician Scientists Awarded $500,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

By uclahealth uclahealth

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

View full entry

Tags: featured, pediatric cancer


Improving Hospital Ethos

August 19, 2019

Improving Hospital Ethos

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 weeks […]

View full entry

Tags: AML leukemia, featured, Parents Advisory Council, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Kenny's Story

October 15, 2018

Kenny’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 Wheels, Kenny traveled all over the country speaking about his experience with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and an advocate […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer survivor, dribble for the cure, Hodgkins Lymphoma, pediatric cancer, pediatric cancer research, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Leone's Story

September 19, 2018

Leone’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 Mattel Children’s Hospital with two […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer, dribble for the cure, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Skye's Story

September 17, 2018

Skye’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Skye is a three year old-whose life has already been well-documented because of the amazing way her life has touched so many people! Skye was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia when she was an infant and received the first of three bone marrow transplants at UCLA. After the second […]

View full entry

Tags: blood transfusions, bone marrow donor, bone-marrow transplants, cancer, dribble for the cure, immune system, juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Pedro's Story

September 17, 2018

Pedro’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

On January 22nd, Pedro was diagnosed with t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and immediately started chemotherapy. Pedro is 5 years old and loves sports but one of his favorite sports are soccer and basketball. Since he was diagnosed, he hasn’t joined a team, but is hoping that he will be well enough to join in sports […]

View full entry

Tags: chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, pediatric cancer, spinal tabs, t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, transfusions, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Lucas's Story

September 7, 2018

Lucas’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Lucas was diagnosed with Leukemia at the young age of 7 months old. He was treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital over the course of a year. It was a very difficult year for us as a family. But thanks to the wonderful team of doctors, nurses and staff Lucas is in remission and thriving! […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Grayson's Story

September 7, 2018

Grayson’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Grayson was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was four years old while on a family vacation.  He just turned seven and has one year left of chemotherapy, which has gone well.  Last year’s Dribble for the Cure event opened up a whole new world for our family….UCLA Women’s Basketball!!  On that day, several of the […]

View full entry

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital