About Us

Who We Are

Our Mission

Childhood Cancer Guides is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to make the future brighter for children with cancer, from diagnosis through survivorship, by publishing books that provide:

  • Clear explanations of the various types of childhood cancer
  • Descriptions of state-of-the-art treatments for childhood cancers
  • Emotional support for every member of the family
  • Access to helpful resources

Our Board of Directors

Patty Feist, MS
Parent of a long-term survivor of childhood cancer; webmaster of; administrator of online support groups (

Wendy Hobbie, RN, MSN, CRNP, FAAN
Associate Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; writer; advocate

Nancy Keene
Parent of a long-term survivor of childhood cancer; writer; advocate

Gib Smith, JD
Long-term survivor of childhood cancer; attorney; advocate

Catherine Woodman, MD
Parent of a long-term survivor of childhood cancer; psychiatrist; advocate

A Little History

Childhood Cancer Guides was founded in 2003 by two parents of children who survived childhood cancer—Nancy Keene and Catherine Woodman, MD. Nancy’s daughter had high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Catherine’s son had medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer. Our books are full of stories from hundreds of parents, children with cancer, and survivors of childhood cancer. And they are reviewed by well-known experts in childhood cancer from institutions such as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Sick Kids in Toronto, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and dozens of others. More than 100 hospitals and support groups distribute our books to families of newly diagnosed children and teens.


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