More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S., and while 80 percent of children survive, one in five die within five years.1 Penn State Hershey is committed to improving those outcomes through its Four Diamonds’ Pediatric Oncology Research Center. The Center has been led by Chief of Pediatric Oncology Barbara Miller, M.D., since 2005, and has grown substantially in that time. Continue reading “Four Diamonds Pediatric Oncology Research Center Impacted More Than 500 Lives throughout Pennsylvania in 2014”
- Any patient who has been a Pennsylvania resident for more than one year (or who has moved to Pennsylvania for a non-medical related reason); and
- Is under the age of 22 when diagnosed with cancer; and
- Is receiving primary oncology care at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
In addition to supporting innovative research, Four Diamonds provides direct support for medical expenses not covered by insurance, ensuring that all patients treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital receive the medical care they require, regardless of cost.