The University of Virginia Health System has named Jeffrey Keller as its first chief innovation officer. His mission: to help turn scientific discoveries into new and better treatments to serve patients at UVA and beyond.
Only 1 in 8 women know that breast density affects their risk for cancer. But knowing your breast density helps you make more effective preventative care decisions. Take a look at the study done by the UVA Center for Survey Research: http://bit.ly/2fsOspy
It's another Meet The Kids Monday! Let's take moment to remember why we are raising funds for #UVAChildrensHospital. We do this for Wes!
No parent likes to see their child feeling ill. So when Wes, shortly after turning 1, was sleeping and vomiting excessively, his mom and dad took him to his doctor to tackle the problem. Rather than the quick diagnosis of a virus or flu they were expecting, they heard the word no parent wants to hear: cancer.
Wes was diagnosed with stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma.
Things immediately turned upside down for his family and he went right in to treatment, even having to make trips to one of our partner hospitals. Wes faced some truly scary times at such a young age! Thankfully, with the help of the doctors and nurses here at UVA, he has been progressing miraculously and has shown no evidence of disease since since completing his final stages of treatment and immunotherapy in June of 2015.
2016 has been a great year for Wes. He started preschool and is winning the hearts of all he meets with his sweet smile! He truly is one of our little miracles.
When you support #MainEvent2017, you help kids like Wes!
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