Immunotherapy treatment now available in Kentucky for children with refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, now offers CAR-T immunotherapy treatment for children who have difficult-to-treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Norton Children’s Cancer Institute is the only pediatric cancer program […]

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Using autologous stem cell transplant to avoid neurocognitive adverse effects in young medulloblastoma patient

In 2016, not long after his 4th birthday, Jameson Milby began experiencing headaches, nausea and vomiting. The Milby family’s pediatrician, James A. Tavelli, M.D., with Norton Children’s Medical Group – Okolona, ordered an MRI, which […]

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Sunnye Mayes, Ph.D. ABPP, joins Norton Children’s Cancer Institute as hematology/oncology psychologist

Sunnye Mayes, Ph.D. ABPP, has joined Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, as hematology/oncology psychologist. Dr. Mayes is the only provider in Kentucky or Southern Indiana certified by the American […]

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New guidelines for treatment of immune thrombocytopenia in children

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has new guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia, also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), in children, including more outpatient management, more observation, and fewer medications. “The guidelines came about as the […]

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Finding a path to medicine as a pediatric leukemia patient

Bradley Wilson’s journey to medical school started in the Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department when he was 13. Unable to walk, losing consciousness and with his skin grayish, Bradley was rushed by his parents to […]

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