Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

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Summer 2016 

Myles Davis
Myles Davis has a lifetime of care
for his lifetime in care 

At four, I was diagnosed with stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma. At 20, I have lived almost my entire lifetime in cancer care. And alongside my parents, POGO, through its many programs and services, has been with me every step of the way. POGO teams have supported me through treatment, which included eight rounds of chemotherapy and a series of surgeries at the age of four. And now, 16 years later, as I manage the late effects that have developed as a result of my treatment, POGO AfterCare Clinics continue to support me.
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CWA ScholarshipCWA Foundation Provides Scholarships to Childhood Cancer Survivors
The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation has partnered with POGO to provide funding for seven aspiring welding professionals. The $2,500 scholarships will be available to childhood cancer survivors, and their immediate family members, who are currently enrolled in a welding program at a participating Ontario college. Learn more»

Can I Catch CancerCan I Catch Cancer?
That's just one of many questions POGO Interlink Nurses hear during school visits when speaking with the classmates of their young patients. Outside of school, siblings, cousins and others may all have questions that may be difficult to answer. Can I Catch Cancer? answers many of those questions and helps clear up some misconceptions. Learn more»

Zebra Fish New Cures and Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Cancer
Two notable advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancers are the science of genomics (how genetic changes occur in tumour cells) and the use of developing cancers in model organisms, such as the zebra fish, in order to develop new drugs to test and translate to human use. POGO Medical Director Dr. David Malkin discusses how now, more than ever, it is importnat to develop and fund collaborative research groups, across Canada and internationally, in order to catalyze significant leaps forward in the field of pediatric oncology. Watch the video»

Tri Kids CCM Host or Join an Event for POGO!
POGO champions from all over Ontario are planning and participating in community events this summer. There are so many fun ways to make POGO and kids with cancer a part of your summer. Visit our events page and find an event near you or host your own. Need help planning your perfect POGO event? Email and our team will help you bring your idea to life.  Learn more»

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