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Dr. Valerie Brown joined us in studio to discuss childhood cancer awareness month

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September is childhood cancer awareness month, today we were joined by Dr. Valerie Brown to discuss the issues regarding pediatric cancer.

Brown is the clinical director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Program, at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric cancer always comes as a shock and can have devastating effects on entire families. Brown says 7 out of 8 pediatric cancer patients recover but sadly that still leaves thousands that do not. For those that survive the physical and emotional stress on the body can have a lasting effect.

Brown and her team work to ensure that even those who survive are monitored for the long term effects that may not show up for years.

For more information on Brown and her team go to:https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2017/09/the-medical-minute-helping-children-thrive-after-cancer/

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