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Driscoll Children's Hospital battles childhood cancer

Posted at 6:47 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 20:11:09-04

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.