Lunch and Learn: Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplant and HSV (Virus) Protocol in Pediatric Cancer Patients

Kyle McMichael BSN, RN

Kyle McMichael, BSN, RN, a graduate of MCCN, will speak Monday, September 22 at noon in the College Lounge on chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant protocol, m-Iodobenzylguanidine, which is part of a new treatment that includes very high doses of radiation for neuroblastoma, a cancer often found often in the abdomen of children.

He also will speak about HSV studies, where pediatric patients are injected with a live virus directly into tumors. HSV aims to only target malignant cells, not healthy cells like chemotherapy. McMichael also will explain how a nurse can help the child and family cope with the process of a new cancer diagnosis.

Hannah O' Handley, MSN, RN, PNP, also will have information on the student nurse externship program for summer education and employment opportunities for student nurses at Nationwide Children's Hospital. There are also volunteer opportunities at Flying Horse Farm Camp for seriously ill children and other job opportunities at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for any student nurses interested in pediatric nursing. Learn about an important topic over lunch and help support returning alumnus that will make you proud.

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