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Childhood Cancer and Cancer Care: Fostering a Communal Approach to Healing

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Childhood cancer is the number 1 disease killer among children in the U.S. Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every 3 minutes. Behind every statistic are stories. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Joe Bianco talks about his family’s experience with childhood cancer. His professional world collided with his personal one when his 11 year-old son Andrew was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Joe reflects on the importance of understanding cancer and its care from a communal perspective. Dr. Joe Bianco is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

You can read an article about childhood cancer activism that includes the Bianco family’s journey published in Health Communication at: