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The Maine Children's Cancer Program (MCCP) provides comprehensive treatment for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. With four pediatric hematology/oncology physicians, a nurse practitioner, and a team of specialized nurses, social workers and research associates, MCCP offers a wealth of resources to young patients and their families in a caring and close-to-home setting. The majority of the MCCP's nursing staff has achieved certification as a Cancer Professional Nurse (CPON), and the majority of the research associates are certified by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA).

In addition to the outstanding clinical expertise of its staff, MCCP has an exceptionally strong research program. It is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) - the premier childhood cancer research organization with more than 2,000 physician-members worldwide. MCCP is actively involved in clinical research trials through COG which offer access to the latest and best therapies under investigation for children.

Recognizing that a child's cancer diagnosis impacts the family on many levels, MCCP provides an extensive psychosocial support system to the entire family. It is championed by three pediatric oncology social workers with considerable experience in counseling children, siblings and parents, and providing age-appropriate guidance, compassion and hope.

And when children with cancer require hospitalization, family-focused inpatient care is provided at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital within MMC - the only children's hospital in Maine.

If you would like to volunteer or learn more call

(877) 339-3107 or visit www.mmc.org

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