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Making strides to help kids fight cancer: September is Childhood cancer awareness month

Making strides to help kids fight cancer: September is Childhood cancer awareness month

If you’ve noticed people wearing gold ribbons lately, there’s a good reason: September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 16,000 kids and teens are diagnosed with cancer each year, yet pediatric cancer research receives just 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget. Dr. Doug Hawkins of Seattle Children’s speaks with Q13 about the groundbreaking cancer research that is taking place at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

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Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.