Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Healthcare(Healthcare & Medicine)
Filter PR by
  
Cook Children's Genetic Oncology Clinic Identifies Genetic Risks of Cancer for Patients
 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2019:    Cancer has become a widespread disease in recent years, and many of us know at least one person who has suffered from it. In most cases, cancer develops by chance; however, in some cases it develops because of genetics, which means some people are more inclined to develop different types of cancer. Those people also have a high chance of passing those genes to their offspring, and that is why Cook Children’s decided to open the Genetic Oncology Clinic. 

 
The program, which provides clinical care and counseling to children and their parents with a predisposition to cancer, is considered one of very few in the United States. It is a collaboration of among pediatric oncologists, geneticists and genetic counselors who educate, guide and survey children with a predisposition to cancer. 
 
“Between 10 to 14 percent of all pediatric cancers have a genetic component, so that means they have a genetic predisposition. Because of that, we really need to be testing most children who are diagnosed with cancer”, said Dr. Becky Althaus, Genetic Counselor. 
 
The clinic sees patients who are at risk of having cancer passed on to them, which means their siblings or other close family members could be at risk of developing the same cancer, or the patients could eventually pass the cancerous gene to their children. 
 
Right now, the clinic is welcoming over 20 patients a day. If a visiting child is diagnosed with a genetic form of cancer the family members will be checked immediately. 
 
'I think our families trust us and that's why they are in treatment or surveillance. They trust the information we are giving them. It is the most up to date information we have. We are providing family-centered care. We are going to give that family our undivided attention while they are at the clinic. That says a lot about what we are able to offer kids and families at Cook Children's. I think it's important that we continue to do that for families in every way possible.', said Heather Jernigan, a hematology and oncology clinic nurse and the nurse coordinator of Genetic-Oncology Clinic.
 
Cook Children’s Medical Center is now expanding to its endeavors to the Middle East and hopes to extend its care to the children in the region. The promise of improving the health of every child started at Fort Worth, Texas and is now reaching all parts of the world.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 4069 times
PR Category : Healthcare & Medicine
Posted on : Monday, December 16, 2019  10:07:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Newest Non-surgical cosmetic treatments Tips by Dr Maher
Next Story : Dubai Health Authority's pharmacy department offers home del...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Drops of Youth [14426-Views]
Go Neutral with Palladio Beauty [11871-Views]
Valentine's Gifts to Fall in Love With [11401-Views]
Reveal Your Cosmic Beauty With These Gift Sets From Wet n Wild [10986-Views]
Start the Year with Gorgeous Glowing Skin with a Little Help from DERMAdoctor [9443-Views]
The Tag Heuer Autavia [8839-Views]
Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer' [8772-Views]
Regulator at pole position [8595-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier creates horological history with world's first wristwatch with Islamic... [8479-Views]
Dubai Jewellers Expect a Steady Sale During the 25th Dubai Shopping Festival Promotion [7991-Views]
Kanz Jewels proves to be a lucky destination for jewellery shoppers during DSF 2020. [7784-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds - New Store opened in Kanpur, UP, India [7674-Views]
OMEGA Ready to Time The Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 [7619-Views]
The Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 [7594-Views]
Show your Support for Australia alongside THT – That Hair Tho [7204-Views]
Eberhard & Co. Gilda timepiece makes an extraordinary Valentine's Day gift [6905-Views]
Corum And Joachim Horsley Light Up The Folies Bergère [5984-Views]
Zeitun Cosmetics Launch in UAE [5972-Views]
Foreo Reveals the Ultimate Valentine's Gift List for Women [5301-Views]
Seha Leads Discussions in Pediatric Medicine [5118-Views]
Valentine's Day Fashion and Gifting - Steve Madden [4843-Views]
Spice It Up With Szechuan! Shake Shack is Celebrating the Chinese New Year With an Asian-i... [4648-Views]
Elegant diamond-swathed Kalpa Kalparisma set to dazzle fine watch enthusiasts [4319-Views]
Marks & Spencer Welcomes Spring with its Midi Dress Edit [4270-Views]
Fashion and Gifting for Valentine's Day - ECCO [4246-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories