About Us

About the Author

Nancy Keene, a well-known writer and advocate for hospitalized children, has written and co-authored twelve consumer health books on topics ranging from childhood illnesses to working with your doctor. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Reader’s Digest, Journal of the American Medical Association, Exceptional Parent, and Coping Magazine. She served as chair of the patient advocacy committee of a consortium of 350 children’s hospitals and on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committee that reviewed medications given to ill children. Nancy has been interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR), frequently speaks to professional and parent groups, and has participated in online support groups for parents of ill children since 1996. In her spare time, she likes to hike with her dogs and kayak in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.

About the Publisher


Childhood Cancer Guides, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, publishes books that help families who have ill children. Since 2003, we have been a leading source of understandable and medically reviewed information woven with stories and advice from hundreds of parents, ill children, and their siblings. Our books––written in close collaboration with parents and renowned experts in pediatrics––help families find a path through medical crises, one step at a time. Visit us at www.childhoodcancerguides.org.