Pediatric hematology and oncology

Iron deficiency and the brain

Dr. Kurt discusses ‘Iron Deficiency and the Brain”. Discussion includes the prevalence of iron deficiency in United States, effects of iron deficiency on neurocognitive functioning, effects of iron deficiency on hemostasis, and sensible screening recommendations.

Presented byBeth Kurt, MD - Section Chief Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Not just “little adults” or “big kids”

Specialized care for the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patient

Dr. Close discusses obstacles to care and unique vulnerabilities of the adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patient including research efforts and trial enrollment toward AYA malignancies, access to care and insurance coverage, and AYA specific psychosocial supports, including expanded access to fertility preservation options.

Presented byAllison Close, MD, MS - Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program, Medical Director

Precision oncology

Dr. Hoogstra discusses advances in molecular testing, molecularly guided cancer therapy, and current and future state of cancer immunotherapy.

Presented by: David Hoogstra MD, Principal Investigator for the Haworth Innovative Therapeutics Clinic, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital at Spectrum Health, Assistant Professor Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.