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In Episode #31 of WiGH? “Complexity, Change, and Hope: The Fight Against Childhood Cancer in the US and Abroad,” Lizzie Cochran speaks with Dr. Daniel Bowers, pediatric oncologist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, faculty member at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and director of Children’s childhood cancer survivorship program. Dr. Bowers discusses the changing nature of the field of pediatric oncology, his hope for the future of childhood cancer treatment, and the impact that future could have on childhood cancer survival rates in the developing world.

Kenneth Li

In Episode #31 of WiGH? “Complexity, Change, and Hope: The Fight Against Childhood Cancer in the US and Abroad,” Lizzie Cochran speaks with Dr. Daniel Bowers, pediatric oncologist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, faculty member at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and director of Children’s childhood cancer survivorship program. Dr. Bowers discusses the changing nature of the field of pediatric oncology, his hope for the future of childhood cancer treatment, and the impact that future could have on childhood cancer survival rates in the developing world. “One thing that I find very gratifying in my career is that the field is not stationary or stagnant, that there are advances in the field of pediatric cancer being made on a continuous basis, and as a result the survival rates that we get to experience in 2013 are better than they were ten years ago or twenty years ago. And it’s my hope that ten years in the future that they’re going to better still than they are today.” – Dr. Bowers Dr. Daniel Bowers is a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX. A faculty member of UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Bowers has dedicated his career to pediatric oncology with a focus on brain and spinal cord tumors. He has conducted research in the development of novel chemotherapy regimens for children with recurrent cancer, new therapies for childhood brain tumors, and is at the forefront of Children’s Medical Center’s cancer survivorship program. Lizzie Cochran and Eric Wei contributed to this episode.