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‘Razor Heads’ go bald to support childhood cancer research

razorheadsNurses, physicians and staff at Oregon Health & Science University — four women and five men —shaved their heads in support of children with cancer as part of the annual Portland St. Baldrick's event.

"As I take care of infants, children and young adults with cancer, I know firsthand the necessity for research to find the cure. The St. Baldrick's Foundation's specific mission is to raise the funds needed for childhood cancer research," said Bill Chang, MD, PhD, Assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Chang is the team captain of the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Razor Heads for the Cure, and a member of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

This year nine brave souls went bald in support of the kids they care so much about., they include:

  • Patty Carney, PhD, Professor, Family Medicine, OHSU
  • Jason Glover, MD, fellow in pediatrics (hematology/oncology), OHSU Doernbecher
  • Barb Hutchins, health unit coordinator, OHSU Doernbecher
  • Sophia Jeng, research assistant, Oregon Clinical and Translation Research Institute
  • Shannon McWeeney, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
  • Angela Romanoski, MD, resident in pediatrics, OHSU Doernbecher
  • Samir Shehab, MD, resident in pediatrics, OHSU Doernbecher
  • David Sheridan, MD, resident in pediatrics, OHSU Doernbecher

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

To view "before" pictures of the team, to learn more about the shavees and the children they are honoring, or to make a donation, visit the team's Web page.

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