CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Driscoll Children's Hospital is showcasing its efforts to fight childhood cancer.
It's the number one cause of death from disease for children in the US.
KRIS 6 was invited Monday morning to tour the hospital's cancer and blood disorders center.
Each year, nearly 15,000 children are treated at the facility.
"Its one thing to deal with a diagnosis of cancer, the shock of that.” said pediatric cancer specialist Dr. Nkechi Mba , “The next thing is, 'Okay, how do I get my child the treatment that they need and they deserve to have their best chance?"
The center is a member of the National Children's Oncology Group.
Driscoll Children's Hospital brings cutting edge clinical trials to Corpus Christi.