PITTSBURGH — Professional wrestling fans in the Pittsburgh area have another reason to love the WWE.
On Thursday, Stephanie McMahon and Paul "Triple H" Levesque donated $1 million dollars to Children's Hospital of UPMC to establish an MIBG Therapy Suite.
“Paul and I are extremely proud to support the cancer programs at Children’s to ensure all patients and their families have access to the best care available,” said Stephanie McMahon. “Our family’s passion is to end all childhood cancers, and in an attempt to accelerate that goal, we are investing in the MIBG Therapy Suite for kids at UPMC Children’s.”
MIBG is used to treat high-risk neuroblastoma, which is an aggressive form of cancer of the nerve cells that spreads quickly. This form of cancer affects mostly children under the age of 5.
The newly-constructed suite will give doctors to ability to treat young patients without transferring them out of the room. Next door, a family member can comfortably stay to provide support and be protected from the radiation used during treatment, according to a release from UPMC.
“MIBG is now at a point where it can offer true benefits to our patients with relapsed or unresponsive neuroblastoma,” said Linda McAllister-Lucas, M.D., Ph.D., chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UPMC Children’s Hospital. “With this gift from Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque, we are now able to translate this therapy into life-saving clinical care.”
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