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Lisa Diller, M.D.

September 18, 2013

Dr. Lisa Diller received a Translational Grant in 2012 from The V Foundation to further her research for pediatric cancer. She works at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center as Chief Medical Officer. To recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Diller is reminding parents to stay strong for the 12,000 children battling cancer in the United States. Since the 1970s, the five-year survival rate for pediatric cancer has increased from 58 percent to 83 percent. Here is a complete list of tips for parents with children battling cancer.