Five year old Bruce was diagnosed with cancer in September, 2015. His family travels 200 miles from Yuma, Arizona to be treated at Phoenix Children’s Hospital – the place they say is their “greatest hope” for Bruce to someday be cancer free.
The next big step in making pediatric cancer a thing of the past. Learn more about Phoenix Children’s role in the Cancer Moonshot 2020 Consortium.
Amy and Paul Goldschmidt talk about why they are so passionate about Phoenix Children’s, and what made them want to serve as honorary chairs of the campaign to build a new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Watch to learn more about the campaign to build a new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
A Critical Need
The number of patients treated in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has reached new heights over the past decade – and we’re running out of space. That’s why we urgently need your help.
The percentage of growth of patients from 2014 to 2015. That number is anticipated to grow another 10% in 2016.
In 2015 the Center accommodated 22,000 patient appointments, compared to just 8,900 in 2007.
The number of annual bone marrow transplants performed has doubled since 2007, from 20 to 40 in 2015. That number is expected to reach 60 over the next two years.
A New Home for Hope
We must grow. If we don’t, then our ability to give the very highest level of care is comprised. The new Center will be a place that speaks of our commitment to providing world class care to our patients who need it the most — the ones fighting for their very lives.
- Additional space for innovative cancer treatments
- Increased safety with on-site treatment rooms
- Bringing the best experts to Phoenix Children’s
Learn more about the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. See our expansion plans.
Help us ensure that we can offer care to patients at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders for years to come.
Meet Our Patients
These children have been forever changed by the care they received at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Spunky and full of life, Martrevion has been fighting cancer since he was 2 months old. First it was neuroblastoma, then at age 4 he was diagnosed with leukemia. This little fighter has spent almost as much time at Phoenix Children’s as out of it, including receiving a life-saving bone marrow transplant. But you’ll rarely see Martrevion without a smile on his face, or his sidekick brother Demontre.
Instead of spending the 4th of July celebrating with family, David and MaryAnn were at Phoenix Children’s learning their young daughter had acute myeloid leukemia (AML) – one of the rarest forms and most difficult to treat. After a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy, Evelyn’s most recent tests show no leukemia present. “We have such a great community,” says her mom MaryAnn. “We are so blessed to have so much support.”
Diagnosed with a tumor on his bladder when he was 2 years old, Noah was given just a 17 percent chance to live. But after traveling from Tucson to Phoenix Children’s for a second opinion, his family found new treatment options, a nearly 90 percent chance of survival – and hope. After undergoing proton beam radiation and 40 weeks of chemotherapy, Noah is doing well and relishing his role as big brother.