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