After childhood cancer: Understanding survivorship

Posted on July 24, 2017

In the past, treatment of childhood cancer was solely focused on curing the cancer. But today, with more and more pediatric patients overcoming cancer, there’s a new focus: survivorship. The numbers are astounding. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are now more than 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States — and … »


Making strides in childhood leukemia

Posted on July 27, 2016

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer seen in children, but luckily remains fairly rare. Thanks to research and developments over the last few decades, a diagnosis of leukemia carries a generally excellent prognosis. Clinical trials have shown us how to improve survival, minimize side effects, and tailor therapy to meet the needs … »

VIDEO: Childhood cancer survivors past and present come “home” to Erlanger

Posted on November 13, 2015

  On Sunday, November 8, area families touched by childhood cancer were invited to reunite at the Children’s Oncology Homecoming at the Chattanooga Zoo. Because Children’s Hospital at Erlanger treats more than 90% of the area’s children with cancer, this meant a BIG reunion!

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger to Host Homecoming for Children’s Oncology Patients Past and Present

Posted on October 23, 2015

The vast majority of children diagnosed with cancer across the Chattanooga region are treated close to home, at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. In fact, more than 90 percent of children from the area are treated here.

The Oncology Department of Children’s Hospital gets an inspiring new look

Posted on June 12, 2015

Our childhood cancer and blood disorders unit of Children’s Hospital has been given a bright new face-lift. The recently updated space is now full of warm colors, beautiful paintings, sunlight, and hope. In 2011, Christian Bryant — a patient at Children’s — was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Christian was a wonderfully ambitious high school … »

Join Jack and fight childhood cancer at this extraordinary summer event

Posted on June 3, 2015

On June 7, at Chattanooga Market, Jack Skowronnek, of Jack’s Chattanoggins, will shave his head for the seventh time at his 5th annual life-changing event, partnered with Children’s Hospital Foundation. Sign up as a “shavee,” raise funds, or donate to support Erlanger’s superior cancer-fighting efforts — or simply come experience what Jack’s mother, Dawn Skowronnek, … »

Join Jennifer Lopez in support of Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Posted on May 8, 2015

Children’s Hospital kicks off their “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are” campaign this month. Every second that goes by, a child enters a children’s hospital for care. To provide the best form of care for all patients, they rely heavily on local support in the form of donations from the community. The donations support … »

UT Football Players Present “Beads of Courage” to Cancer Patients at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Posted on October 16, 2013

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Football players from the University of Tennessee recently visited Children’s Hospital at Erlanger to present “Beads of Courage” to pediatric oncology patients.


Posted on June 20, 2013

Chattanooga, Tenn. – June 19, 2013 – Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Chattanooga-area Hyundai dealers awarded a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Children’s Hospital cancer patient featured in CBS Sports program on May 5

Posted on May 2, 2013

Turner Fordham, a leukemia patient at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger who credits golf for saving her life, will be featured along with other miracle stories in a CBS Sports national broadcast on Sunday, May 5 between 2 and 3 p.m. EST.     

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Welcomes Dr. Avery Mixon

Posted on July 26, 2011

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Avery Mixon to The Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Dr. Mixon will be joined by Drs. Manoo Bhakta, Eric Gratias, and Jennifer Keates

“CT Ranch” opens to younger patients facing new imaging technology

Posted on March 8, 2011

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Through a lead gift of $300,000 from Jonathan and Wendy Ransom and their foundation, Emily’s Power for a Cure, a new pediatric CT Scanner was purchased for the sole purpose in diagnosing and treating children at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.