Access to evolving clinical science close to home

Norton Cancer Institute’s clinical research program was developed to ensure that cancer patients in our community and region have access to evolving clinical science. Guided by an experienced cadre of physicians and supported by a […]

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Pediatric oncology case study: Rotationplasty aids osteosarcoma recovery

The patient A 12-year-old female presented to Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department with a one-week history of worsening right knee pain and swelling. There was no known trauma, but pain started after exertion in gym […]

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Referring suspected ALL cases promptly is key to preventing delayed diagnosis

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer among children, and its symptoms can be vague. Some, but not all, children with ALL present with a mix of symptoms that can include fever, fatigue […]

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Pharmacists help facilitate rigorous treatment plans for kids with cancer

Every day at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, pharmacists round with the teams. We’re part of the decision-making process for hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant patients. Our goal […]

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Pediatric hematology/oncology specialist joins Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Natalie F. Slone, D.O., a pediatric hematology/oncology specialist focusing on solid tumors  and sarcomas in children and teens, has joined Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Her interest and passion for […]

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Helping families of pediatric cancer patients with their emotions (Part 2 of 3)

Addressing the emotional effects of cancer and its treatment on children and young adults can improve outcomes and help manage adverse effects of treatment. Norton Children’s is presenting a three-part series drawing from a recent […]

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Jun Zhao, D.O., named physician lead for outpatient care at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Jun Zhao, D.O., pediatric hematologist/oncologist, has been named physician lead for outpatient care at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Dr. Zhao will work with Ashok B. Raj, M.D., medical […]

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Helping pediatric cancer patients with the emotional effects of disease and treatment (Part 1 of 3)

Addressing the emotional effects of cancer and its treatment on children and young adults can improve outcomes and help manage adverse effects of treatment. Norton Healthcare is presenting a three-part series drawing from a recent […]

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As kids increasingly survive cancer, they and their families need emotional help

It used to be that pediatric cancer was almost always fatal. Fortunately, now almost 85% of kids survive to have a full and rewarding future. Those children and their families often need help adjusting emotionally […]

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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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