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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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Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Selected to Be Part of Elite Consortium

August 31, 2021

Recently, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center was selected to join the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), the premiere research group for pediatric brain tumors. We are extremely proud to join other leading institutions – such as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dana-Farber, Johns Hopkins and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital- […]

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Finding Comfort in Giving

May 7, 2021

Toddler Emma Fares lost her battle with brain cancer, but her legacy will live on through her family’s generous commitment to support pediatric cancer research and innovation at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Children’s Cancer Institute.  In the two years that toddler Emma Fares was healthy, she had already accomplished what most set out to do […]

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Donor Funded Program Supports Siblings of Sick Children

February 12, 2021

Sibling relationships can be emotionally powerful and critically important, especially in childhood. When one child undergoes a challenging medical emergency or illness, it has a profound impact on their siblings. Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital has received generous funding to develop and implement an important Sibling Support Program to meet […]

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Children’s Cancer Institute to Participate in New Children Oncology Group Leukemia Trials

October 14, 2020

The Hackensack Meridian Children’s Cancer Institute launched two new protocols for patients diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) to identify their best treatment options. The new protocols stems from the Children’s Cancer Institute’s (CCI) partnership with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international organization dedicated to pediatric cancer research, and introduces two clinical trials […]

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Tackle Kids Cancer: 5 Years of Making an Impact

August 31, 2020

Five years ago, we began our mission. With only 4% of the national cancer research budget allocated to pediatric cancer, and only three new cancer drugs developed for children in the past twenty years, the team at Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Cancer Institute recognized the need for a philanthropic program to help increase funding for […]

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Meet Maribel

April 29, 2020

Since early March and in response to COVID-19, we have all had to become more vigilant in infection control.

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TKC Funds Immunotherapy Research

March 9, 2020

In 2019, Tackle Kids Cancer began funding its first lab research. The research, being conducted by Johannes Zakrzewski, M.D., PhD, is examining a new approach to using immunotherapy to fight cancer in children.

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Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Lab

March 6, 2020

Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) will house a new Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Lab with a focus on central nervous system (CNS) tumors.

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January 14, 2020

BOMA NJ held their second Strike Out Cancer fundraiser to benefit Tackle Kids Cancer.

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