From promoting healthy lifestyles to offering life-saving treatments, MUSC Children’s Health delivers comprehensive and compassionate care to children throughout South Carolina and beyond. Our integrated health care system consists of a 186-bed pediatric hospital providing the most advanced care possible in more than 26 specialty areas as well as multiple neighborhood locations throughout coastal South Carolina offering primary, urgent and specialty care. As a Level 1 Trauma center, our pediatric emergency department specializes in providing emergency care for any serious injury or illness. In addition to the clinical care MUSC Children’s Health provides, we are a major pediatric clinical research center conducting significant and ongoing research efforts through the Charles P. Darby Research Institute. This involvement allows us to enhance our ability to provide the highest level of care to children by translating laboratory advances to the bedside, developing new technologies and providing clinical trials.
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Despite decades of clinical trials to find effective therapies the prognosis for children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a pediatric brain tumor, remains grim.
It was located near the basal ganglia and the thalamus, areas deep within the brain that are hard to reach and packed with the neurons that control critical functions, such as movement, sensory relay, temperature regulation, and slee/wake cycles.
Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in children is rare. Approximately 400 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. every year according to the American Cancer Society.
As many as 13 percent of adolescents live in the shadow of an eating disorder (ED), almost three precent of whom have a severe ED.
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) spiked in the 1990's and has continued to skyrocket.
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