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Patient Stories

Meet the young patients who inspire us to do our finest work. Twins who needed lifesaving surgery while still in their mom's womb. A teenager whose new lungs helped her return to cheerleading. A toddler who faced and beat an aggressive form of leukemia. Follow their journeys here.

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Bone Marrow Transplant Helps Baby Beat Aggressive Leukemia

A girl with difficult-to-treat leukemia (AML) recovers, thanks to care from a pediatric leukemia expert at UCSF. See the whole story.


Finally Leukemia-Free at Age 6

Family-centered care helps parents cope with their young son's acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) diagnosis. Find out how he made a full recovery.


Teen's Blood Cancer Story and Award-Winning Documentary

A teen beat dual blood cancers (AML and MDS) via a UCSF pediatric bone marrow transplant. See the award-winning documentary she made about her experience.