Vaccine to prevent childhood cancers being developed in Florida
POSTED: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 12:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Doctor Cameron Tebbi is the Chief of Pediatric Hematology at the University of South Florida and treats children with cancer and blood disorders.
Dr. Tebbi is also on the forefront of research into cancers affecting children and says while fighting for a cure, he is making great strides in prevention.
"We are working on a protein the lab that has the potential of identifying those who have a tendency to come with Leukemia, and hopefully one day there will be a prevention," said Tebbi.
13-year-old Conner Hernandez is one of Dr. Tebbi's patients.
With no cure for advanced Leukemia in sight, treatment options are over for Conner because the Chemo is too harsh on his organs.
Now his mother can only hope that other children can benefit from Dr. Tebbi's research.