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Leukemia

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Gene Therapy Scores Big Wins Against Blood Cancers, Including In Case Of Pa. Girl

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.

12/07/2013

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Girl Battling Leukemia Gets A Special Surprise

Family and friends showed up outside of Children’s Hospital Sunday to show their support for a girl battling cancer.

04/07/2013

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Benefit Being Held For Local Woman Bravely Fighting Leukemia

Sixteen years ago, Plum resident Lori Nixon’s life changed.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/01/2013

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School Holds Blood Drive For Student Battling Leukemia

This time of year, a lot of people find ways to give back whether it’s donating money or time. Today, people stepped up to donate blood for a little girl battling leukemia.

11/21/2012

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Cancer Researchers Continue Work On John Kanzius’ Machine

One of the nation’s top cancer doctors is working with a machine that could end up being a major breakthrough in treating the killer disease. It was four years ago when John Kanzius showed KDKA’s David Highfield his idea to use radio waves to kill cancer.

05/07/2012

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Local Make-A-Wish Mistakenly Gets Cards Intended For Boy

You can imagine the surprise when dozens of Christmas cards started arriving at the local Make-a-Wish Foundation — including some hand-made cards made by second graders at the Donaldson School in Oakdale — all addressed to some little boy named Max who nobody here as ever heard of.

12/19/2011

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Family Says Children’s Hospital Is A Blessing

Thursday marks the 58th Annual Children’s Hospital Free Care Friends Benefit Show which helps to ensure that no child in need will go without medical care. Last year’s event raised more than $1.5 million for the free care fund. Mary Robb Jackson talked with one family who says having Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville is a blessing.

12/12/2011

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Scientists Find Promising New Approach For Leukemia Treatment

Using genes to fight cancer — that’s what researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have done.

08/11/2011

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Leukemia Patient Wants Seized Monkey Returned

A North Versailles family is fighting for the right to keep their pet monkey. The Govannucci family says Kira, a 10-year-old Pigtail Macaque, is like a child to them.

06/16/2011

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Cindy Crawford Visits Children’s Hospital

Cindy Crawford, a former supermodel and now a businesswoman, stopped by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to present a check for $20,000.

05/06/2011