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The Dr. Melanie Show

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May 26th 2011:Kids Hunting for a Cure

According to the CDC 2009 statistics: In the U S, cancer is the second most common cause of death among children between the ages of 1 and 14. More than 16 out of every 100,000 children and teens in the U.S. were diagnosed with cancer, and nearly 3 of every 100,000 died from the disease. The most common cancers in children were leukemia (cancer of the bone marrow and blood) and brain and central nervous system cancers. University of Minnesota research showed patients in first or second remission from the leukemia had a significantly lower likelihood of leukemia recurrence if they were transpla

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John Waples

Dr. John Waples is a board certified oncologist and hematologist in Huntsville Alabama. He is the Medical Director of the Stem Cell Transplant Program and Staff Physician at the Clearview Cancer Institute. He co-authored numerous journal articles related to stem cell transplantation. He is the writer of the words to the Country music song “Every Dog has its Day.” He’s an avid hunter and holds the record in Tennessee for the highest-ranked turkey ever and 8th nationally. Dr. Waples will discuss the organization “Kids Hunting for a Cure,” a non-profit group that takes child cancer patients on hunting trips. The money raised goes to children’s cancer research.
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