How research grants improve lives of kids with cancer and blood disorders

Hope on Wheels

Sam Milanovich, MD, and Julie Talano, MD, received grants from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program.

In the past 40 years, there’s been a big improvement in the survival rate of kids with cancer and blood disorders, and that’s due to one thing: Research. Today two of our doctors, Sam Milanovich, MD, and Julie Talano, MD, received grants from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program.

I was so proud to honor them, because I know it’s through research that we learn how to improve treatment and enhance quality of life for our patients. Watch highlights from today’s press conference:

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a leader in cancer and blood disorders research, but access to grants has become more difficult. You may know that research grants are very competitive, but did you realize that we not only compete with other children’s hospitals for funding, but also with those researching cancer in adults? That’s why the Hyundai grants truly are priceless. Hyundai Hope on Wheels grants focus strictly on pediatric cancer research. Hyundai shares our dedication to providing the best possible care for kids.

Thanks to Hyundai’s critical support, our doctors will be researching ways to treat leukemia and make bone marrow transplants safer. As we develop advancements in treatment and new approaches to care, our patients benefit in many ways. One of the great benefits is that they can receive cutting-edge care close to home. There’s no need to travel out of state or across the country, because the experts and the best treatments are right here. If your child is facing the battle of a lifetime, you need the support of your family, friends and community.

It doesn’t seem like quite enough when you think of it that way, but I’ll say it anyway. Thanks Hyundai!

Marcio Malogolowkin, MD- Marcio Malogolowkin, MD, medical director, Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Specialists in the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are among the most experienced in treating children with cancer and blood disorders. The program was named among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals report.

Learn more about Marcio Malogolowkin, MD.

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