St. Baldrick’s: Checking the Life-Threatening Box: A Survivor’s Update (Aune)
A childhood cancer survivor himself, Gregory J. Aune, MD, PhD, shares his personal experience and thoughts during National Cancer Survivor Month.
(Originally posted on Medium on May 19th,
Dr. Aune graciously agreed to share this with St. Baldrick’s.)
Dr. Aune was a St. Baldrick’s Scholar 2014 – 2019, serves as a scientific reviewer, and is a member of the Advocacy Committee for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. He is the Greehey Distinguished University Chair for Cancer Survivorship in Children at Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.
Dear Family, Friends, and Colleagues,
The past two weeks have been stressful for my family, as we have been meeting with my doctors to address ongoing challenges with my cardiovascular health. I am posting today to provide some updated details regarding these discussions and to put my personal experience into context for survivors of cancer and their families everywhere.
Since 2004, UT Health San Antonio, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute’s (Greehey CCRI) mission has been to advance scientific knowledge relevant to childhood cancer, contribute to understanding its causes, and accelerate the translation of knowledge into novel therapies. Through discovery, development, and dissemination of new scientific knowledge, Greehey CCRI strives to have a national and global impact on childhood cancer. Our mission consists of three key areas — research, clinical, and education.