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April 7, 2010 – Texas Children’s Hospital
Dr. David Poplack, director of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Deputy Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, has won a $950,000 grant to support survivors of pediatric cancer through the Passport for Care® Application.
Thanks to advances in patient care, more childhood cancer patients than ever before are beating the disease and thriving into adulthood. However, their journey isn’t over since some survivors experience long-term impacts of pediatric cancer and its treatments.
To help these survivors stay informed about the health issues they may face, Dr. Poplack and his colleagues Dr. Marc Horowitz and Dr. Michael Fordis developed the Passport for Care® Application. This internet-based resource will provide childhood cancer survivors and their physicians with detailed, individualized information concerning the patient’s treatment history and their disease risks in adulthood.
By placing this information on a secure, protected Web site, cancer researchers can provide updates on disease risks as they are uncovered, while patients and their doctors can access it whenever and wherever they need it.