January 4, 2016
The Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) Foundation has launched an exciting fundraising initiative, “Tackle Kids Cancer,” which is designed to raise funds for pediatric cancer research, innovative therapies and the highest level of care. The New York Giants are supporting this important initiative and the effort to defeat kids’ cancers.
The Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, HackensackUMC, recently established its Pediatric Neuro-Oncology program to focus on the clinical and research needs of children with brain and spinal cord tumors.
HackensackUMC will assume the role of lead institution in a joint phase 1 effort with Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and also participate in a multi-institutional trial based out of Johns Hopkins. Initiatives also include transplant clinical trials as well as a program focused on the long-term health – both physical and emotional – as well as social issues specific to pediatric cancer survivors.