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Laser in action: See how Gavin’s tumor met its match

Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the Midwest using Visualase, and Gavin Pierson is the only patient in the country to use this technology to treat a mature teratoma brain tumor.

Making magic happen: The infant-toddler brain

In the early years of a child's life, the brain wiring is on hyper-drive.

Related image for article, Gavin vs. Joe Bully: First-of-its-kind laser surgery shrinks tumor by more than 40 percent

Gavin vs. Joe Bully: First-of-its-kind laser surgery shrinks tumor by more than 40 percent

A recent MRI scan showed 8-year-old Gavin Pierson's formerly peach-sized tumor has shrunk significantly.

Meet Red-Vested Rockstar Debbie Closmore

Volunteer Debbie isn't afraid of a challenge and loves stepping up to the ever-changing needs in the surgery department.

Related image for article, Tech Spotlight: A look at Visualase, a minimally invasive laser surgery system

Tech Spotlight: A look at Visualase, a minimally invasive laser surgery system

Visualase has been the Kryptonite to Gavin Pierson’s tumor since he became the first person with a mature teratoma brain tumor to undergo the procedure.

5 question friday

Five Question Friday: Janay Moore

Get to know Janay, Children's senior talent acquisition assistant, in this week’s Five Question Friday.

The road to recovery: Pediatric cancer services

Each year, close to 12,500 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer. Among them who live in the Upper Midwest, more than 70 percent are treated by Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

NBC News: Sharing the story of Children’s cancer and blood disorders expertise

Children’s blood and cancer disorders team leads the way in early detection and effective treatment of kids in families affected by rare genetic cancers.

Related image for article, Trustworthy: Vaccines have earned that title

Trustworthy: Vaccines have earned that title

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that the 288 cases of measles in the country so far this year are the highest since 2000.

Child free of seizures after laser procedure

Jack Healy has been seizure-free since undergoing Visualase, an MRI-guided, minimally invasive laser procedure.