Donation was made in honor of a friend who recently passed away
The Holy Cross Hospital Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center received an unexpected donation recently that was personal, heartfelt and lovingly made by an 11 year-old in remembrance of a family friend who passed away.
Steve Langsenkamp, a close family friend of Kassidy Angelo’s family passed away following a battle with small-cell lung cancer. He was a patient at the Holy Cross Hospital Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Approximately 87 percent of all lung cancers are non-small cell (NSCLC), a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the lung. Despite medical advances, the five year survival rate for patients diagnosed in any stage of NSCLC is just 15 percent and only two percent for those patients whose disease has metastasized and spread outside the lung.
The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded the Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital a $10,000 grant for an educational and awareness campaign targeting Hispanic and African American women and men.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Martin E. Gutierrez, MD, medical director of the Holy Cross Hospital Michael & Dianne Bienes Cancer Center, was recently published in several medical journals, including the European Journal of Cancerand the Clinical Cancer Research Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.