Meet Kenda

September 14, 2022

Kenda is a cheerful 9 year-old excited for a great year in 4th grade. With the help of Derek Hanson, M.D., Director of Pediatric Neuro-oncology, she has much to look forward to.   In 2016, at the age of three, Kenda was diagnosed with a brain tumor. At the time, the family was living in Egypt.  […]

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Abby and Ella

Abby and Ella: A Sister Story

September 7, 2022

Having a family member with cancer is tough. There are so many questions and fears, it is difficult for adults to wrap their heads around. When Abby, then 8 years old, learned her older sister had cancer she was understandably confused and concerned. “In the beginning it was very hard for Abby to understand how […]

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Meet Addie

Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital One of Only 12 U.S. Hospitals Offering PNOC Clinical Trial for Brain Cancer

July 1, 2022

A new clinical trial is being offered for children and young adults with recurrent or progressive high-grade glioma (HGG) at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. As a member of the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), our hospital is participating in this groundbreaking PNOC trial studying the treatment of HGG, an aggressive, fast-growing type of brain […]

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