Skip to main content

Search
News

A Unit of Their Own: Addressing the Special Needs of Hospitalized Teen Cancer Patients

|

A Unit of Their Own: Addressing the Special Needs of Hospitalized Teen Cancer Patients

May 08, 2013

http://healthland.time.com/2013/05/08/in-seattle-teens-and-young-adults-with-cancer-get-their-own-quarters/

 

Source - TIME Magazine


That sense of camaraderie can be critical for young adults battling cancer. It’s the inspiration behind the unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital — the nation’s first inpatient cancer unit devoted to treating teens and young adults. Dr. Douglas Hawkins, associate division chief of Hematology/Oncology at Seattle Children’s, discusses the importance of the dedicated unit.

Press Contacts for Media Interviews

Email for Media Interviews
press@seattlechildrens.org
Phone for Media Interviews
206-987-4500
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific time (non-holidays)
Urgent After Hours for Media Interviews
206-987-2000
Call switchboard to page Media Relations staff on call

Latest News

The Fault in “The Fault in Our Stars”
7.24.14 — On the Pulse Blog

I loved “The Fault in Our Stars.” Both the book and the movie. I read the book a few years ago during a flight. I cried so hard ... cont.

Doctor uses scorpion venom to locate cancer cells
7.23.14 — FOX News

Dr. James Olson is a pediatric oncologist at Seattle Children’s, and the scientist who developed a compound using a protein ... cont.

Boy healing quickly after heart transplant
7.22.14 — The Columbian

In less than two weeks, Jack Conover went from being a 7-year-old in need of a heart transplant to a vibrant boy walking out of ... cont.