Each year in the U.S. there are approximately 13,400 children between birth and 19-years-old who are diagnosed with cancer. About one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday.
In our continuing dedication to National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we encourage you spend a quick ten minutes to listen to the Weekly Dose of Wellness podcast featuring one of our most beloved Doctors, Dr. Jerry Finklestein, of Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.
Dr. Jerry Z. Finklestein was educated at McGill University in Montreal Canada. He completed his Pediatric training at the Montreal Children's Hospital and his Hematology-Oncology training at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). After spending an additional two years on the faculty at CHLA and USC in 1970, he relocated to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center program. In 1976, he created the Hematology-Oncology service at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach. Dr. Finklestein is the founding Medical Director of the Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center. He headed the program for over 17 years. In 2008, he was asked to reassume Medical Directorship on an interim basis.
Dr. Jerry Finklestein joins the Weekly Dose of Wellness Podcast to raise awareness and to give his perspective on what a child with cancer goes through.
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