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New Childhood Cancer Prevention And Screening Clinic Announced At Texas Children's Cancer Center

Among children who may be at a high risk for tumors and cancers are current pediatric cancer patients with a genetic condition, siblings of pediatric cancer patients and children with other family histories of cancer. Families who fall into one of these categories who are interested in having their child seen by the Cancer Genetics Clinic and the Childhood Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic are encouraged to visit their pediatrician for a referral.

"Over time, the data collected by centralizing the care of these patients will allow us to better assess the effectiveness of our current screening methods in detecting cancer and improving patient outcomes," said Rednam. "Additionally, as new tests and technologies are developed, this clinic will enable us to compare the currently recommended screenings with newer methods so we are constantly striving to ensure that our patients receive the most up-to-date and effective cancer screening services available."

Texas Children's Cancer Center is a joint program of Texas Children's Hospital and BCM, and is the pediatric program of BCM's NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center.

Learn more about Texas Children's Cancer Center.

About Texas Children's Cancer Center As an international leader in pediatric cancer research and treatment, Texas Children's Cancer Center is dedicated to providing novel therapies and family-centered care to children from infancy through young adulthood with cancer and blood disorders – from the most common to rare. Texas Children's Cancer Center is a joint program of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine and is the pediatric program of BCM's NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center. Ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, making the Center #1 outside the northeast United States as well as #1 in Texas, Texas Children's Cancer Center treats more childhood cancer and hematology patients than any other program in the U.S., with patients coming from 35 states and 26 countries around the world. Learn more at www.txch.org.

About Texas Children's Hospital Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston.  For more information on Texas Children's, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news from Texas Children's by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

Contact: Veronika Javor Romeis Texas Children's Hospital832-824-2157 (o) vxjavor@texaschildrens.org

SOURCE Texas Children's Hospital

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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