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October 10, 2008 – Houston Business Journal
Texas Children’s Hospital will share in a $240,000 grant from the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The funds will go toward a study of the possible association between carnitine deficiency and fatigue in the first eight months of chemotherapy treatment.
Texas Children’s is one of four institutions selected for the nursing grants, a program added by the foundation last year to enable nurses to find better ways to care for children undergoing cancer treatment.
The foundation’s support of nurse researchers “allows us to continue our progress toward managing the difficult symptoms children with cancer experience during treatment,” said Marilyn Hockenberry, director of nurse practitioners at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
The other hospitals receiving nursing grants are The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; The Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle; and University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money to help find a cure for cancer.