June 14, 2019
Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (MACC Fund) leaders Thursday awarded a $100,000 one-year grant to Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation for pediatric cancer research at Marshfield Children’s Hospital.
Marshfield Clinic children’s pediatric cancer specialists treat childhood cancers and blood disorders and staff the region’s only pediatric oncology inpatient unit at Marshfield Children’s Hospital in Marshfield.
With MACC Fund’s help, the Health System continues partnering with the Children’s Oncology Group to access nationwide resources for innovative pediatric oncology research. MACC Fund support has allowed Marshfield Clinic to enroll more than 100 infants, child, adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer in clinical research studies and clinical therapeutic studies. Funds also support a full-time clinical research associate, a full-time clinical research nurse working exclusively with pediatric patients and a second Marshfield Clinic pediatric oncology site in Eau Claire to further serve pediatric oncology patients in western and northwestern Wisconsin.