The Childhood Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic, the first of its type in the country, screens and follows children who are at an elevated risk for developing childhood cancer.
This clinic reassures families of children with genetic conditions such as Li-Fraumeni syndrome and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome which predispose individuals to childhood cancer, as well as children with other conditions strongly associated with pediatric cancer.
Using cancer screening methods based on the latest medical evidence and tailored to the needs of each child, the clinic identifies tumors sooner, allowing for treatments to be implemented earlier, ultimately leading to improved survival rates.
Patients are diagnosed by the Cancer Genetics Clinic, then referred to the Childhood Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic for long-term management.
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