childhood cancer

Rachel Iacovone / WGCU News


I’m in a lab at Florida Gulf Coast University, talking to a 4-year-old about every photo in her mom’s camera roll.


Her mom, Alana Underwood, asked Curious Gulf Coast, “Is there some factor in this area that’s causing more cases of pediatric cancer than other parts of the nation?"

The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida hosts a conference Oct. 19 highlighting the long-term effects experienced by survivors of childhood cancers. 

The Hospital’s first Pediatric After Cancer Experience Conference (PACE) brings together young adult cancer survivors, their families, and medical professionals for a day long series of talks and personal testimonials about the long-term effects of surviving childhood cancer.